As we celebrate Mother’s Day this month, we want to emphasize the importance of dental care during pregnancy. Pregnancy can bring about changes in your body that can affect your dental care, making it important to take extra care of your teeth and gums during this time.

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How Pregnancy Affects Your Dental Health

During pregnancy, hormonal changes in your body can cause an increase in the number of bacteria in your mouth, leading to gum inflammation and gum disease. Pregnant women may also be at an increased risk of tooth decay due to changes in diet and oral hygiene habits.

The Importance of Dental Care During Pregnancy

Taking care of your dental health during pregnancy is crucial for you and your baby. Here are some reasons why:

Tips for Maintaining Good Dental Health During Pregnancy

Here are some tips to help you maintain good dental health during pregnancy:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
  • Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and calcium.
  • Drink plenty of water to help prevent dry mouth.

Taking care of your dental health during pregnancy is important for both you and your baby. By maintaining good oral hygiene habits and seeking dental care when necessary, you can help prevent dental problems from occurring and promote a healthy pregnancy.

Dentist Treating Teeth Of Young Pregnant Woman Patient Lying In Clinic

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References: The effects of maternal periodontal status on preterm delivery: a case-control study.” Journal of Periodontology, 2002.

Maternal periodontitis and preeclampsia: an epidemiologic analysis.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008.


To ensure the safety of our patients and staff and to prevent   the spread of COVID-19, At Cochrane Valley Dental ,we have implemented several initiatives for the protection of our staff and patients .

  • Covid19 screening form 
  • Temp check for both staff and patients 
  • air purifiers/filters to prevent aerosol contamination 
  • Enhanced PPE and disinfection