Healthy Mouth, Healthy Baby!

Did you know that women who have periodontal disease may be seven times more likely to have a baby who is premature or of low birth weight? The rise in your hormones during pregnancy can cause gingivitis and even tumors on your gums.

6 tips for dental health during pregnancy

1. Be diligent about your oral hygiene. Frequent brushing, flossing and proper nutrition are most important in keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

2. See your dentist. Make sure to visit your dentist shortly before or after you become pregnant.

3. Ask questions. When you see your dentist, be sure to discuss the effects of pregnancy on your oral health and vice v

4. Educate yourself. Learn as much as you can about the relationship between pregnancy and dental health. Information can be found at these websites:
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov
http://www.ada.org
http://www.perio.org

5. Plan ahead. Whenever possible, take care of essential dental needs before planning to become pregnant. This will lower the potential for oral infections and their potentially harmful effects on your pregnancy, as well as decrease the likelihood of stressful dental emergencies.

6. Find affordable dental care. To keep your dental costs down, check with insurance companies for affordable dental plans that are right for your dental needs.

At Tyrer Dental Care we offer in-house insurance plans! They are good for one year and include two cleanings! PLUS discounts on any other treatment!

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