There are many things that change when a woman becomes pregnant. The activities that she can engage in, the food she eats, and the beverages she drinks are all adjusted during pregnancy to keep the baby safe. Included in the changes to daily life is the marked increase in doctor appointments that go along with monitoring a healthy pregnancy. Because it is such a busy time with so many things to do and think about, sometimes pregnant women avoid regular dental visits. There are a variety of reasons why this happens, but the most commonly cited reason is because of the belief that seeing a dentist could harm the baby.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. While there are certain services that a pregnant woman may not engage in until after she gives birth, such as x-rays, teeth cleaning is a good thing. Oral health issues can arise as a result of pregnancy because of the many changes in the body. It is beneficial for pregnant women to keep up with their oral health.
There are some oral health conditions that can develop during pregnancy and are directly related to pregnancy.
Visiting your San Diego family dentist to manage your oral health while you are pregnant is a must. However, if you are concerned about safety, the San Marcos preventative dentist at McBride Dental can work with your obstetrician to ensure that your overall wellbeing is properly and safely managed. Call McBride Dental today at (760) 471-1003. The San Diego preventative dentist at McBride Dental has been offering quality, comfortable, and personalized dental care to residents of San Marcos and the surrounding areas of San Diego for more than 30 years.