Dentistry and Pregnancy: An Important Relationship

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Did you know that the first trimester of pregnancy is when fetuses are most at risk? This has led multiple women to cancel dental cleanings during their first trimester, but in reality, dental work does no damage to children during this phase of growth; there have been no studies or evidence showing so. In fact, avoiding the dentist may harm the advancement of the child.

You may find yourself consuming more sugary foods during pregnancy, and this has the side effect of building plaque on the pearly whites, which can turn to tartar and gum disease if left unattended. Gum disease has actually been shown to lead to premature delivery of children. Our mission is to keep all of our patients healthy, and that includes you and your child. If you’re pregnant, please let us know so that we can adjust your treatment plan accordingly and assist you to maintain a healthy oral cavity for your health and the welfare of your child. Please give us a call if you have any additional questions about oral work that should be completed during pregnancy.

Dr. Jeremy D. Hatch and their staff can be reached at 435-635-9471, so set up your next visit with the Hurricane, Utah, Mountain View Dental location by phoning them now. Throughout the years, we’ve worked with thousands in the Hurricane, Utah, neighborhood, and we’d like to aid you, as well.