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Dental Health in Pregnant Women

Dental Health in Pregnant Women

Do you think dental health in pregnant women is important? Although you don’t believe it, it matters a lot, it is necessary to have a dental evaluation during pregnancy to know your mouth state, because if you have a mouth disease you need to fix it as soon as possible.

Research has indicated that women with periodontal disease may be at risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such giving birth to a pre-term or low-birth weight baby, reports the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP).

Periodontal disease is a chronic, bacteria-induced, inflammatory condition that attacks the gum tissue and in more severe cases, the bone supporting the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can lead to tooth loss and has been associated with other systemic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Tenderness, redness, or swollen gums are a few indications of periodontonal disease. Other symptoms include gums that bleed with toothbrushing or eating, gums that are pulling away from the teeth, bad breath, and loose teeth. These signs, especially during pregnancy, should not be ignored and may require treatment from a dental.

Routine brushing and flossing, and seeing a periodontist, dentist, or dental hygienist for a comprehensive periodontal evaluation during pregnancy may decrease the chance of adverse pregnancy complications. It is important for expectant mothers to monitor their periodontal health and to have a conversation with their periodontist or dentist about the most appropriate care. By maintaining your periodontal health, you are not only supporting your overall health, but also helping to ensure a safe pregnancy and a healthy

Usually, antibiotics are prescribed, but for pregnant women with periodontal disease their options are reduced; dental cleanings and the use of special mouthwash might be recommended instead. Getting the necessary dental care in USA and Canada might be too costly, especially with all the incoming expenses for the baby.  We can provide dental cleanings much cheaper than in USA with the same quality.

If you have any doubts about the implants or you are interested in knowing more details, we offer you the possibility to go to a first consultation of free valuation. We invite you to call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424 and tell us your doubts or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, or if you have a dental emergency during your vacations you can call us at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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