Misinformation and misconceptions about dental care during pregnancy are all too common. The truth is pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing certain oral health problems including gum disease, gingivitis, tooth decay and erosion, and loose teeth. Thus, your teeth and gums need special attention when you’re pregnant. Yet, with all there is to think about during your pregnancy, it’s easy to overlook the health of your teeth and gums. From the first trimester to postpartum, it is important to monitor your oral health during every step of your pregnancy. This dental care during pregnancy infographic explains how to care for your teeth during each stage of pregnancy.
Courtesy of: Rusnak Family Dentistry in Richmond VA