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Pregnancy & Oral Health: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Baby

October 25, 2011

If you’ve just found out that you’re expecting, congratulations! The months ahead  will be a great time of anticipation and change as you get ready to welcome a new baby into this world. You’ve got a nursery to decorate, a crib someone’s going to have to put together, and plenty of stuffed animals and new clothes to stock up on.

Of course, you’ll also need to stay in touch with your doctor. Your health, and the health of your little one, is of the highest importance. And that includes your oral health.

During pregnancy, the body produces more progesterone than normal, which can make your gums more sensitive to plaque. That’s why keeping up with a daily brushing/flossing routine and with regular dental visits to Giamberardino Dental Care has never been more important. Recent studies have proven that a link exists between gum disease (which is caused by built-up plaque) and premature birth and other pregnancy complications. But by following just a few simple tips, you can give your oral health and your little one exactly the care that’s needed.