Pregnancy causes a vast array of physiological changes in the human body. We know that your feet can swell up and you can get weird cravings, but it can also have a negative impact on your teeth. There are specific dental problems that sometimes occur during pregnancy, such as gingivitis and granulomas.
Pregnancy related dental problems are usually caused by a higher concentration of the hormone progesterone, and around 40% of expectant mothers will experience some sort of dental problem during their pregnancy. Fortunately, if you have maintained a good oral hygiene routine most of these problems will reduce or disappear completely after birth. However, they can cause discomfort and may even lead to more serious health problems in the future if left untreated.
It is vital to maintain a good oral hygiene routine both before the birth of your child and after. Looking after a newborn baby is stressful, time-consuming, and all your clothes will have baby sick on them eventually, but it is important that you don’t forget to take care of yourself!
Our brand new infographic shows expectant and new mothers the best ways to maintain their oral health after the birth of their baby. Should you find you are experiencing any dental problems, don’t delay and don’t worry, just pop down to your dentist. Dental care on the NHS is free for one year for new mothers.
Take a look at the infographic below. If you’re worried about any problems or have any questions, leave us a comment or call us today. We’re always happy to help.