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As the summer season falls away, the chance for life never ceases. If you find yourself pregnant, don’t forget about your oral health. The joys and worries that come with having a baby include numerous changes in your lifestyle, but should not result in the neglect of your teeth and gums.

If you effectively keep your smile safe while you’re pregnant, you can make sure your teeth and gums will be healthy after you’ve delivered your child. Unfortunately, numerous health risks do arise due to a pregnancy, including oral health risks such as gum disease. Although gum disease can also arise due to many other causes, its risk is increased while pregnant.

Pregnancy also increases your risks for additional damage should you neglect your oral health care, including preeclampsia, premature delivery, and gestational diabetes. For the best chance of success for yourself and your smile, take the time to brush and floss daily. Furthermore, visit your dentist for routine check-ups and oral examinations. If you are pregnant, make sure to tell your doctor about any prenatal vitamins and medications you are taking. This ensures the dentist can take the necessary steps to give you adequate treatment to ensure your oral health success before, during, and after a pregnancy.

For any additional questions or concerns about oral health care during a pregnancy, Nelson and Associates McKinney is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. H Arthur Nelson and our team at our dentist office in McKinney, Texas, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 972-529-5111. We look forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific.