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Derek Reffin
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Pregnancy is an exciting time in life and at Dental fx we understand you have a lot of plans to make. During this time, your oral health may be one of the last things you’re thinking about, however, it is especially important to look after your teeth and gums during pregnancy. There are a number of reasons why pregnant women should take extra care with their dentition:

  • The hormone progesterone can be raised up to 10 times higher than the normal level in the body during pregnancy. This affects its response to toxins and means you are more susceptible to developing periodontal disease, also known as pregnancy gingivitis.
  • During pregnancy, some women also develop a growth on their gums known as a pregnancy granuloma: red nodules, usually found on the upper gums. While they are not dangerous, they can cause discomfort and we like to try to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.
  • Other oral health problems during pregnancy can include dry mouth and tooth erosion as a result of constant exposure to acid from severe morning sickness.

During pregnancy we recommend that you come to the practice for regular check ups so that we can do our best to help you to have a healthy and happy pregnancy. Coming regularly will give the best possible chance of ensuring you have healthy gums during pregnancy. Please feel free to give us a call and chat to us if you have any concerns regarding care of your teeth and gums during pregnancy.

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