The most important reason women should see a dentist while pregnant is to maintain the health of the gums.
When women are pregnant, the mouth gets put at the bottom end of the supply chain. All the calcium and protein in the body is going to the baby as a priority. Because of that, even though the mouth has the same level of demand, it does not get the supplies that it needs to maintain itself. Therefore, gum disease can happen earlier and more easily. Demineralization of the teeth can happen at a higher rate. Sometimes ladies get morning sickness, and if they are getting morning sickness repeatedly, those acids from the stomach are degenerating the teeth.
So, to at least be evaluated to see if there is any trouble on the horizon is really, really important when you are pregnant.
Dr. McKeever has been in private practice in Pompton Plains, New Jersey since 1988. He provides the highest quality of general, cosmetic and implant dentistry and treats each patient uniquely according to their individual needs. Dr. Darren McKeever and the team at McKeever Dental Care can be reached at (973) 839-8180 and is located at 933 NJ-23 Pompton Plains, NJ 07444.