Tupelo, MS - Dr. John Kenney "Your Dental Health" Pregnancy and Your Teeth
Speaker 1: Your Dental Health, brought to you by Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
John P. Kenney: It's no secret that pregnancy is an important time in a woman's life. However, misunderstandings about the safety of dental care during pregnancy may cause women to avoid seeing their dentist. The fact is, your dentist can create a treatment plan that is safe, effective, and essential for combating the adverse effects of oral disease during pregnancy.
John P. Kenney: The most common oral disease for pregnant women is gingivitis. This buildup of plaque that causes inflammation of the gums should be treated with a professional cleaning in addition to proper tooth brushing and flossing. If left untreated, bacteria from excessive gingivitis can travel to the uterus and possibly trigger the production of certain chemicals suspected to induce premature labor.
John P. Kenney: If you're planning on becoming pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant, you should see a dentist as soon as possible. He or she will assess your oral condition and map out a proper safe dental plan for the rest of your pregnancy. For Your Dental Health, I'm Dr. John Kinney.
Speaker 1: For more information on this topic or to make an appointment, call Tupelo Smiles At (662) 840-1535.