Prenatal Dentistry

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can greatly influence your oral health. You may have an increased risk for getting some form of gum disease, like gingivitis or periodontitis.

Moreover, research has shown a link between serious gum disease and complications during pregnancy like premature births and babies with low-birth-weight. One of the best ways to protect your baby’s health is to be proactive with your oral health during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, be sure to maintain a healthy diet and a solid oral health routine, including regular dental cleanings, exams, and good at-home-care.

Your child’s first dental appointment should be scheduled no later than the age of 1. During teething, the risk for developing cavities goes up once your baby starts consuming things other than breast milk.

During the first appointment, we will ensure that they have a positive experience by taking the time to help them feel comfortable with the environment of a dental office. We will then examine your child’s teeth for any obvious issues, but our goal for very young children is got get them used to the idea of visiting a dental office.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Prenatal Dentistry Appointment

For your scheduling convenience, we offer extended evening hours on weekdays as well as Saturday appointments. If you have a dental emergency, we can usually see you on the same day to help diagnose and treat the problem.

Please contact our dental office to schedule an appointment or a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to meeting you!