In today’s Koch Aesthetic Dentistry blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. I am Dr. J. Paul Koch and I want all Alabama expectant mothers to realize the importance of good oral hygiene during pregnancy. Because of the changes going on in a pregnant woman’s body there are potential dental health issues that may arise.
Many Birmingham women experience morning sickness accompanied with vomiting. The gastric acid increases the acidity in the mouth which can easily lead to enamel loss and tooth decay. Heightened levels of progesterone and estrogen may relax the ligaments that support the teeth causing them to loosen.
Most Birmingham residents have experienced gingivitis, but during pregnancy the hormonal changes increase your risk for gingivitis. Without proper dental care gingivitis can lead to gum disease.
If you are a pregnant Alabama woman my staff and I at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry recommend using a soft bristled toothbrush for daily brushing. Floss carefully and rinse your mouth with a fluoride wash. If you experience morning sickness, clean your mouth with a baking soda and water mixture.
If you are planning to become pregnant, it is a good idea to have a cleaning and exam prior to your pregnancy. If you need any cosmetic dentistry procedures, it is a good idea to get them done as soon as possible. If you experience any dental problems during your pregnancy please call and schedule an appointment at 205-933-0323. Untreated dental disease can effect your overall health.
At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry our cosmetic dentist does not only offer excellent dental care to our pregnant clients, the whole office provides quality preventative care and Alabama cosmetic dentistry for the entire family such as Zoom whitening. Our Birmingham patients can expect professional smile restoration, cosmetic and recontructive dentistry, and Alabama cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. J. Paul Koch
Koch Aesthetic Dentistry
2311 Highland Ave S, Ste 323