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If you should ever find yourself pregnant, congratulations! Although you may be excited to know that a child is on the way, it can also be daunting with all the risks that can arise. However, as long as the proper amount of effort is given, you can make sure your health and the health of your baby remains stable.  Be sure to remember that your oral health needs to be cared for as well.

Pregnancy can pose several oral hygiene risks because individuals often tend to neglect their teeth and gums while pregnant. Several risks including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and premature delivery can be linked to a downturn in your oral health. If you find yourself pregnant, make sure you let your dentist know and visit them regularly for the appropriate treatments.

While you’re pregnant, it is important to make sure that you continue to clean your mouth out properly. This includes effectively brushing twice a day and flossing once a day as well. Furthermore, not only should you assess issues that you may have with your diet for yourself and your baby’s health, but you should also analyze your diet and how it can affect your oral health. For starters, avoid sugars and eat enamel-building minerals as part of large meals. This includes products high in calcium and phosphorus.

If you are pregnant and need additional oral health care, visit our Geza Locsey DDS team in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. To set up an appointment with one of our skilled specialists, please call 614-866-1234. Dr. Geza Locsey, Dr. Linda Smith, and Dr. Carly Locsey are here for your smile!