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Oral Health and Pregnancy [Infographic]

One of the greatest joys in life is bringing a child into the world. Many expectant mothers are extremely cautious when preparing to have a baby. However, one area that definitely shouldn’t go unnoticed is your oral health.

Tribeca Smiles is a family dental practice that services a wide variety of expectant mothers and caregivers. We take great pride in keeping our patients informed on the importance of maintaining their oral health and wellness while carrying their prescious bundle of joy.


It’s very important that mothers-to-be take good care of their teeth and gums while pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease that can affect the health of your developing baby.

Expectant mothers should make a dental appointment prior to pregnancy to ensure effective cleaning and care for the teeth and gum tissue. Also by reguarly visiting the dentist you can be sure to catch any problems early on before getting pregnant.

Pregnancy and Oral Health

While pregnant women should be sure not to miss any of their dental appointments simply because their pregnant. Regular periodontal exams are especially important during pregnancy than other times in your life. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that put mothers at increased risk for periodontal disease, otherwise known as pregnancy gingivitis.

You can find out more on how to properly care for your teeth during pregnancy on WebMD.

Take a look at the below infographic for more visual understanding of oral health and pregnancy:

Oral Health Pregnancy

If you, or someone you know, is looking for a dentist to service them during their pregnancy give Tribeca Smiles a call.

Here at Tribeca Smiles we believe a smile goes a long way.

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