Dental Issues to Monitor if You’re Pregnant (Part II)
Here’s part two of my a look pregnancy and visiting the dentist: In this second part of my blog on the topic, here’s a quick follow-up with a few things you should be careful to monitor during your pregnancy.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists lists these three things in a study about pregnancy and oral health:
- Tooth Mobility
- Tooth Erosion
- Dental Caries (cavities)
The second two are direct issues from morning sickness when teeth are exposed to gastric acid.
You shouldn’t be overly concerned about a loose tooth. Such mobility is most often temporary and tooth loss is not expected. The erosion speaks for itself from morning sickness and the group suggests rinsing with a baking soda solution.
Finally, pregnancy can bring the intake of more sugary snacks and drinks and issues such as maintaining oral hygiene to prevent those pesky cavities. If you don’t have a dentist, consider calling the full-service Naples Implant and Laser Dental Center (239-261-8200).