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As you probably know, there are many changes you should expect during pregnancy. For instance, you probably understand that your exercising and eating may need to change. However, are you aware that your oral health will also change?

For example, you might have heard that you don’t have to visit your dentist during pregnancy. However, this is a myth. It’s actually very important that you visit our dentist throughout your pregnancy. While there are a few things you should stay away from while you’re pregnant, we’ll be able to clean your pearly whites. For instance, we may suggest more frequent cleanings. Furthermore, we suggest scheduling a regular checkup with us as soon as you hear that you’re pregnant.

Did you know that you’ll actually be a lot more susceptible to gum disease since your hormones are changing? Specifically, pregnant women have a high level of progesterone. Progesterone tends to inflame blood vessels, which could cause gum disease.

Lastly, please be aware that your diet is also important while you’re pregnant. If you don’t follow a balanced and healthy diet, you might not get enough calcium or vitamins. If you fail to get enough calcium, your child’s pearly whites may not develop correctly.

If you would like to learn more about how you should take care of your pearly whites while you’re pregnant in Jackson Heights, New York, please don’t hesitate to contact Advanced Dentistry of New York by calling 718-313-9987. Our dentist, Dr. Frantz Backer, and our team will gladly assess your teeth and address any concerns you have. We’re eager to hear from you!