A Centro Dental Baby Announcement!
If you have been to our Richmond, BC office recently and seen Dr. Danielle Woo, you may have noticed a bump under her white coat. She just delivered a healthy baby girl last week!
As mentioned in a previous blog post, pregnancy can have an affect on your teeth and gums. During the course of pregnancy, your hormone levels change, making your gums more sensitive to plaque bacteria. Pregnant women commonly find their gums are more tender and bleed more easily when brushing and flossing due to pregnancy gingivitis. This typically resolves after giving birth.
Links have been found between chronic, untreated gum disease and pre-term, low birth-weight babies. The best way to prevent this is to maintain your oral health before AND during your pregnancy with good oral hygiene and regular cleanings. If you know you have a history of gum disease, make sure it is treated and well-controlled. It is completely safe to receive dental treatment during your pregnancy, but be sure you inform your dentist if you think you are pregnant.
Congratulations to Dr. Danielle Woo and all our amazing expectant moms. We hope to see you and your little ones soon!