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Overcoming health risks while pregnant consists of many different stages. While many individuals are constantly focused on what they can do to keep the baby safe, they often forget about themselves and how to care for any health risks they have. As a woman, you will need to make sure you are maintaining optimum oral hygiene while you are pregnant.

A failure to continue to brush and floss your teeth can lead to a downturn in several areas of your health. In fact, poor oral hygiene during a pregnancy has even been linked to health risks such as premature delivery, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes. Thus, it is important to keep your smile safe, so you can keep your body safe while pregnant.

You should not discard your oral health care even though you have a baby on the way. You will need to continually clean your mouth as necessary. This includes brushing and flossing once every day as well. Furthermore, visit your dentist and let them know that you are pregnant, so they can provide you with treatments and restorations to keep you and your oral health in optimum condition. Also, be sure to let them know of any medications or prenatal vitamins you may be taking.

For more oral health advice while pregnant, or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. Anthony J. Collins and our team at our dentist office in Mundelein, Illinois, please contact Gentle Dental Care at 847-566-5350.