Should you tell your dentist you’re pregnant?

Expecting mother.jpgIt may not seem like a big ‘to-do’ with all the other plans for your new arrival, but you should include a visit to your dentist when you are pregnant and make sure he or she is aware of it .

When you go for your dental check-up, you want to let your dentist know if you’re taking any medications for pregnancy or have received special instructions from your physican.

It is possible you’ll experience some gingivitis due to hormone changes.  This may be preventable with something as simple as more frequent cleanings.  There may also be some swelling on the gums in the second trimester. This is not a cause for alarm but still worth talking to your dentist about it.

The bottom line is you want to take care of yourself in every area of your life.  Oh… and congrats on your soon-to-be new addition to the family!

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