Did You Know Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health

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As you know, pregnancy can have an impact on your health. You may need to change your diet, your exercise routine, and several other aspects of your daily life. Your body will also change, but did you know that your mouth will change as well? Sadly, there are a number of things you’ll need to watch for.

For example, you’ll have more fluid in your body while you’re pregnant, which can lead to problems in your oral cavity. Your hormones can also be elevated, which can cause swelling in your gums. Sadly, this leaves pregnant women more vulnerable to gingivitis. If your gingivitis isn’t treated, it could become worse and ultimately lead to a number of serious problems.

You see, once your gums are infected, your entire body can suffer a number of consequences. Sadly, if you have gum disease, bad bacteria can enter your bloodstream more easily. While this is always an issue, as it can lead to heart disease, gum disease, and high blood pressure, pregnant women could also be at risk for preeclampsia and preterm delivery.

We also recommend scheduling regular appointments with our dentist, Dr. Clell M. Morris regularly. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Forsyth Dental Center at 478-994-0440 . We look forward to receiving your call soon.