Why You Need to Visit Your Dentist If You’re Pregnant

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Were you aware that the first trimester of pregnancy is when fetuses are most vulnerable? This has caused many women to cancel dental cleanings during their first trimester, but the truth is that oral work does no damage to children during this phase of growth; there have been no studies or evidence showing so. In fact, not visiting the dentist may actually harm the development of the child.

You may find yourself craving carbohydrates during pregnancy, and this has the unfortunate side effect of building plaque on the teeth, which can turn to tartar and gum disease if left untreated. Gum disease has actually been shown to lead to premature birth of children. Our priority is to keep all of our patients healthy, and that includes you and your child. If you’re pregnant, please tell us about it so that we can adjust your service plan accordingly and assist you to maintain a healthy mouth for your health and the welfare of your child. Please reach out to us if you have any extra queries about oral work that should be completed during pregnancy.

Dr. Phillip White and their team can be contacted at 316-681-2425, so pencil in your checkup with the Wichita, Kansas, Dental Corner practice by contacting them. Through the years, we’ve treated thousands in the Wichita, Kansas, region, and we’d like to help you, as well.