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If you’re pregnant, congratulations! If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, congratulations in advance! This time of your life can be the exciting beginning of a new chapter. As always, and even especially, it’s vital to retain your oral health when you’re having a child since your habits are impacting the overall health of both you and your child. Here’s a collection of info that Dr. Sula and the staff at Advantage Dentists have collected to assist you in easing your concerns about oral health during pregnancy.

Periodontal disease and Tooth erosion
– While it’s true that pregnant women are at an enlarged risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay, you don’t have to worry if you’re meticulous about practicing the same recommendations your dentist always makes. Yes, you will be eating more food and therefore developing more plaque, but avoiding excessively sugary foods and brushing twice a day will help you to retain your mouth’s clean and healthy atmosphere. Yes, you may have exposure to corrosive acids during morning sickness, but you can rinse out your oral cavity and brush your pearly whites afterward to guard your tooth enamel.

Pregnancy Tumors
– Don’t worry: pregnancy tumors are not actual tumors and not cancer. They are gum tissue growths caused by superfluous plaque swelling gums. They have a bumpy, red appearance and they typically dissipate after childbirth.

X-Ray
As it turns out, X-rays are completely safe for pregnant women and their children. Just as always, we’ll give you protective shields to wear during X-rays that will defend you and whatever’s in your abdomen, whether that’s an evolving baby or the remains of a meatball sub. Don’t worry about dental X-rays and radiation during pregnancy — you’ll be entirely safe!

Please call our office in Katy, Texas, at 281-829-5000 immediately if you’re pregnant so that we can begin preparing a special treatment plan for you and the new baby. Dr. Sula and the team at Advantage Dentists will be thrilled to aid you and the baby to remain healthy during this important time in your lives.