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If you’re pregnant—especially if you’re pregnant for the first time—you may be both excited and nervous. You probably understand that there are several things you’ll need to do to get ready. You also know that your body will change to accommodate your little one, but did you know that your mouth will change as well?

For example, you’ll have more fluid in your body while you’re pregnant, which can lead to problems in your oral cavity. Your hormones can also be elevated, which can cause swelling in your gums. Sadly, this leaves pregnant women more vulnerable to gingivitis. If your gingivitis isn’t treated, it could become worse and ultimately lead to a number of serious problems.

You see, gum disease can lead to a number of serious issues for anyone. Gum disease can cause your gums to peel away from your teeth, which allows plaque and bad bacteria to enter your bloodstream more easily. If this happens, you could be more vulnerable to issues like gum disease and heart disease. Sadly, pregnant women can also be vulnerable to problems like preeclampsia and could be more likely to deliver prematurely.

We also recommend scheduling regular appointments with our dentist, Dr. Brant Pittsley regularly. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact MI Beautiful Smile at 248-634-7002. We look forward to receiving your call soon.