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Applecross Dentist Post: Pregnant? Practise good oral health to keep your baby healthy!

A new study proves hormone changes in pregnant women can affect their oral health

It?s common knowledge that when a woman is pregnant she goes through many different hormonal changes, each of which impacts her body in a different way. In fact the impact of these hormonal changes extends further than once thought. Hormonal effects have now been linked to oral and dental health!

Scientists and researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that changes in hormones can result in increased periodontal disease, bone loss and pregnancy complications. Bacteria accumulation in the mouth is affected by hormones, which can allow the harmful bacteria to assimilate from the mouth and into the bloodstream, wreaking havoc in the body and often leading to difficulties in pregnancy.

Keep the mouth healthy for a healthy baby?

An old wive?s tale once spoke about keeping away from the dentist if you are pregnant. This is one of the worst lies we at Image Dental have ever heard. Optimal oral health is important for everybody, especially pregnant women. If anything, pregnant women should be more vigilant about seeing a dentist than ever, as bacteria in the mouth can cause all kinds of disease and complications in the body.

It is recommended, however, that general dentistry be performed during the second and third trimester, and we ask that you keep us informed of your condition if we are not already aware so we can determine the best treatment for you.

A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body and at Image Dental in Applecross, we want our patients to be as healthy and happy as possible!

For more information on our treatments or to book an appointment, please contact us.