Pregnancy brings about profound changes in a woman’s body, including those that can impact dental health. Fluctuating hormones during this period heighten the risk of gum disease, which could affect your baby’s health.


Here are vital tips for maintaining dental health during pregnancy, especially when you choose Currey & Jorgensen Dentistry for your care:


  1. Schedule Regular Dental Check-ups: It’s crucial to continue with your dental appointments during pregnancy. Inform us about your pregnancy so we can adjust your treatment plan. Regular dental care is not only safe but essential for managing changes in your oral health.


  1. Maintain Excellent Oral Hygiene: Hormonal changes can make your gums more susceptible to plaque, leading to inflammation and bleeding. Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly to mitigate these risks.


  1. Boost Your Calcium Intake: Calcium is crucial for your baby’s developing bones and teeth, as well as for maintaining your own dental health. Include calcium-rich foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt in your diet.
  2. Stay Hydrated: Dry mouth can lead to more dental problems. Drinking plenty of water helps stimulate saliva production, which protects your teeth by washing away food particles and neutralizing acids.


  1. Limit Sugary Snacks: While cravings are common, sugar can significantly contribute to tooth decay. Choose healthier options like fruits, nuts, and vegetables, and brush your teeth if you consume sweets.


  1. Use Antimicrobial Mouthwash: An alcohol-free antimicrobial mouthwash can reduce plaque and prevent gingivitis. We can recommend a suitable product that offers additional protection against gum disease.


  1. Monitor Oral Health Changes: If you experience persistent gum bleeding, increased sensitivity, or notice any lumps, get in touch with us immediately. Early detection and treatment are key to preventing more serious issues.


At Currey & Jorgensen Dentistry, we’re committed to supporting your dental health throughout your pregnancy with tailored care and expert advice. Book your next visit with us online and ensure both your wellbeing and that of your unborn child are looked after.