Oral Health, Why It's Important
What’s so important about your oral health?
Your oral health is one of the most important pieces connecting the health of your entire body, as the mouth is a main gateway to the body. What you eat, what you drink, the cleanliness of your teeth and gums, and even the presence of teeth in your mouth (or lack thereof) play a huge role in your overall health. As you’ll see, oral health is a pretty big deal.
Brushing, flossing, regular dental checkups and cleanings…all of these facets of maintaining good oral health go towards you taking care of your overall health.
Why do you need to brush and floss? Well, brushing your...
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Pregnancy and Dentistry
PREGNANCY AND DENTAL WORK: Common Questions
In lieu of recent press about pregnancy and dentistry, I figured I would share some professional insight. Recent press:
Prevention is the key
Preventive dental cleanings and annual exams during pregnancy are not only safe, but are recommended. The rise in hormone levels during pregnancy causes the gums to swell, bleed, and trap food causing increased irritation to your gums. Preventive dental work is essential to avoid oral infections such as gum disease, which has been linked to preterm birth.
What about other regular dental work during pregnancy?
Dental work such as cavity fillings and crowns should be treated to reduce the chance of infection. If dental work is...
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