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Are you familiar with common oral health problems in association with a pregnancy? If you are pregnant, you can increase your risk for gum disease or several other oral health problems. You should never neglect your oral health, specifically when you are pregnant as it can increase your risk for gestational diabetes, premature delivery or preeclampsia.

To protect your smile while you’re pregnant, continue cleaning your mouth as normal. You need to make sure that you are still brushing and flossing on a daily basis. You need to do so by brushing twice daily and flossing once daily with safe non-abrasive tools. For additional help with your oral hygiene care, consider additional tools such as mouthwash, specifically therapeutic mouthwash.

If you need additional help with your oral hygiene routine, visit our dentist in Richmond, VA, and Chamberlayne, VA, for oral health care treatments and procedures tailored to your individual needs. Also, be sure to let them know about any medications or prenatal vitamins you are taking in association with your pregnancy.

Are you in need of oral health care while pregnant? You can schedule an appointment with Morrison Dental Group at our office in Richmond, VA, and Chamberlayne, VA, by calling us at 804-261-4020. We look forward to seeing you smile today!