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Pregnancy and Dental Care

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Published By Dr. Rachel Hall at 27 April, 2014

Why Do You Need Dentist Checks During Pregnancy?

Kenmore dentist Dr Rachel Hall discusses the importance of visiting your dentist during pregnancy.

Should You See The Dentist If You Are Pregnant

If you are considering getting pregnant it is sensible to visit your dentist before you conceive as your dentist will be able to examine and x-ray your teeth to assess for decay, infection or dental issues that may need addressing before you are pregnant or even during your pregnancy.

One of the key areas of concern both for conception and during pregnancy is the health of your gums.

Gum Disease, Dentist Visits and Pregnancy

Bleeding swollen gums, that may or may not be sore, are an indication of gum disease.

There have been many studies that show gum disease reduces fertility in both men and women making it harder to conceive.

During pregnancy, gum disease has been linked to inflammation that can cause preterm or premature birth.

It is common for pregnant women to notice that their gums bleed more and can become more swollen. However, this is not ideal even though some dentists may consider it normal.

The changes and fluctuations in your pregnancy hormones make your gums more susceptible to gum disease and will mean that any pre-existing gum conditions will become aggravated and get worse.

It is a myth that pregnant women should not go to the dentist or have dental treatment during pregnancy.

Regular professional dental cleans with a hygienist or dentist are recommended and it is safe to have dental local anaesthetic and fillings during pregnancy.

The recommendation is no x-rays while you are pregnant hence why we advise getting a thorough dental check before conceiving a pregnancy.

Kenmore Dentist For All Your Dental Needs

Dr Rachel Hall of Evolve Dental Healing Kenmore dentist offers a holistic approach to dental care. So whether you are trying to conceive or already pregnant now is the time to get your dental health assessed. Call us today 07 3720 1811

  • Dr. Rachel Hall

    Dr. Rachel Hall

    Rachel is the founder and principal dentist at Evolve Dental Healing with over 25 years experience, practicing holistically since 2001. Not your typical dentist, Rachel is a passionate opinion leader, challenging convention to empower people to make better dental and health choices, helping thousands to have healthy natural smiles. A respected writer and presenter on holistic dentistry, health and wellness it is Rachel’s mission to revolutionise the way people look at their dental health.

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