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Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

Expecting a child is always an exciting but busy time. You have doctor appointments to attend, a nursery to build, and more. But with everything that’s going on, don’t let your smile get lost in the shuffle.

During pregnancy, your teeth and gums will need just as much attention as they always have, if not more. That’s because the higher level of progesterone in your body will make your gums more sensitive to plaque, and, as a result, more vulnerable to gingivitis.

In recent medical studies, doctors have found a link between gum disease and pregnancy complications like premature birth, among others. So, how can you make sure your smile—and your little one—stay healthy during this exciting time? Here are three tips:

Are you ready to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Klotz or Dr. Schlossberg? Call Bethesda Sedation Dentistry today. Our Bethesda dental office serves patients from Chevy Chase, Rockville, and Washington D.C.