Oral health is very important during pregnancy. At Pearl Boutique Dental Hygiene Clinic, we recommend getting your teeth cleaned every 3 months during pregnancy.
Gum disease can increase the risk of delivering a pre-term baby. As well, women who are expecting are more prone to gum disease, with increased bleeding and sweeping of the gums, commonly known as ‘pregnancy gingivitis’. It is also common to develop a ‘pregnancy tumour’ on the gums, which is a localized severe swelling. Regular teeth cleanings by a dental hygienist can help prevent gingivitis during pregnancy.
Morning sickness can demineralize the enamel and increase your risk of cavities. It is important to get at least 1 check up during your pregnancy, remember to forgo the x-rays if they are not necessary.
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Emma Johnson is the owner of Pearl Boutique, a clinic that specializes in teeth whitening. She is a registered dental hygienist and completed her diploma at Camosun College, which offers one of the best recognized dental hygiene programs in Canada. Emma also holds a health science degree in kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley.