Education: Pregnancy and Oral Health

Here are some key facts to help improve your dental health during pregnancy:

  • Nutrition is very important during pregnancy because your baby gets nutrients from your system.
  • Some women have dental problems during pregnancy. Hormonal changes can make your gums sore, swollen, and bleeding. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily can prevent this.
  • Your oral health can affect your baby’s health.
  • Dental problems can be caused by smoking. More importantly, smoking during pregnancy can harm your baby. Click here for details on the Tobacco Quit Line.
  • It is important to see your dentist during your pregnancy to prevent dental problems.
  • If you need to have emergency dental care during your pregnancy, you may need to have some x-rays taken of your teeth. Always be sure to remind your dental care staff of your pregnancy.