Discovering you’re pregnant doesn’t just necessitate a trip to your OB-GYN—you should be sure to call your dentist, too! The health of your gums can affect your pregnancy and unborn baby.
So far, your pregnancy weight gain is healthy, you’re eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and you haven’t missed a prenatal checkup. It seems you’ve got it all covered, right? Well, maybe not. Have you seen your dentist recently? A significant risk factor for your baby’s health may be lurking in a surprising place—your smile.
Periodontal disease, a condition that affects over 35 million Americans, has been linked to complications during pregnancy. Many women aren’t aware of the potential risks associated with oral infections. Taking the time to educate yourself about periodontal disease and treatment is a valuable investment in your health, as well as the health of your unborn baby.
Call us with any questions you might have about gum disease and pregnancy!