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If you’re pregnant, congratulations! If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, congratulations in advance! This period of your life can be the fun start of a new chapter. As always, and even especially, it’s central to maintain your dental health when you’re expectant because your habits are affecting the health of both you and your child. Here’s a collection of data that Dr. Barrie Suzanne Zweier and the team at Logan Family Dental 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 increased risk of periodontal disease and tooth breakdown, you don’t have to worry if you’re diligent about practicing the same suggestions your dentist always makes. Yes, you will be chomping additional food and therefore making more plaque, but avoiding excessively sugary foods and brushing two times daily will support you to retain your mouth’s clean and healthy atmosphere. Yes, you may have exposure to corrosive acids during morning sickness, but you can wash out your oral cavity and brush your chompers afterwards to defend 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 in the second trimester. They have a bumpy, red appearance and they usually dissipate after childbirth.

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

Please call our office in Logan, Ohio, at 740-380-1333 immediately if you’re pregnant so that we can start preparing a special treatment plan for you and the new baby. Dr. Barrie Suzanne Zweier and the team at Logan Family Dental will be thrilled to assist you and the baby to stay healthy during this imperative time in your lives.