How does pregnancy affect dental health?

Did you know that hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase your risk for developing gum disease? Gum disease can in turn affect the health of your developing baby. This makes it especially important to practice good dental hygiene and visit our dental office regularly for checkups during pregnancy. Be sure to tell your dentists you are pregnant so we can provide the care you need. Also make certain you tell us if you are taking any additional medications, supplements, or prenatal vitamins, as these may affect your dental care and health.

During your routine dental visits at Westchester Family Dentistry, Drs. Stan and Amy Shih will provide you with a careful teeth cleaning to remove plaque, which helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. This also gives us an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other developing conditions that may pose a health risk during your pregnancy. We want to make sure that you and your baby are in excellent health, and we strive to help you better understand how to care for your smile during pregnancy. If you have any questions about dental care during pregnancy in Yonkers, New York, please call or visit us today. We look forward to caring for you!