Congrats! You’re pregnant! While basking in your excitement, going to doctor appointments and celebrating with the ones you love, don’t neglect your oral health. Your hormones affect everything, including your teeth, so make sure you’re going to the right check-up appointments. And yes, it’s safe to go to the dentist during your pregnancy, the ACOG actually urges you to go. According to the American Pregnancy Association, it’s ideal to get minor dental work done in your second trimester.
Talk to your dentist and let him know you’re pregnant. Not only will he be just as excited about your pregnancy as your family, but he can make suggestions and answer your questions about all things dental health and pregnancy. How do they correlate? What can you do at home to help?
Pregnancy isn’t just a big change on your body, but on your lifestyle. Remember that it’s just as important to take care of your gums, teeth and oral health in general as it is the rest of you. We’ve created this infographic to answer the most common questions dentists get from soon-to-be-moms.