When you discover that either you or your partner are expecting a baby, the last thing on your mind is going to be booking a trip to your nearby dental clinic.
With prenatal care, it is easy to assume that what matters is folic acid, vitamin D and plenty of rest but in actuality, dental care can also play a large role in helping your baby and yourself stay healthy.
But, of course, you need to ensure that you choose a dental team who can help you in those all-important 9-months and the precious ones after, you need a dental team who know how to look after pregnant women and who know which issues they are most likely to encounter.
In short, you need to come to Apple Dental Studio to meet with our dentist in Pinner. Our team can provide you with high-quality dental care for the duration of your pregnancy and beyond. While also offering tips on minimising the issues that pregnancy can create for the mouth and teeth. If you have recently had a baby and feel your teeth could use a bit of TLC, come along and see our team in Pinner.
But what are some of the issues that pregnancy can create for your mouth or teeth? Our dentist in Pinner discusses the 5 most common conditions below.
Known by many as an issue that causes the gums to bleed and swell, gingivitis is exceedingly prevalent during pregnancy.
The immune system goes into overdrive to protect your developing baby, causing soreness, bleeding and swelling across your gum line. Our dentist in Pinner can alleviate pregnancy gingivitis with bacteria eliminating mouthwash, toothpaste and by referring you to our hygienist for a scale and polish.
Pregnancy cravings, hormonal fluctuations and morning sickness can all weaken the enamel on your teeth, causing decay to set in.
Not to worry- if you need a filling, our team can correct any decay and if you need more extensive work, it is perfectly safe for our team to perform a root canal during your pregnancy.
Morning sickness heightens the level of acid in your mouth which in turn, causes the enamel on your teeth to erode.
This can lead to sensitivity, a heightened chance of developing decay and can cause the enamel to become brittle. Our team can provide you with fluoride sealants to strengthen your teeth while also offering you an acid neutralising mouthwash.
Granulomas are typically harmless growths which form on your gums during pregnancy.
If you have a granuloma which is causing issues with you either eating or breathing, our team can remove them with a simple surgery using a localised anaesthetic.
Diverted fluoride from your teeth can cause them to become brittle and so, breakages, chips and cracks are more common.
If you experience any of these, we can repair your tooth or teeth using composite bonding, fillings or crowns to strengthen the damaged tooth. Fantastic!