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As you might know, most mothers go to great lengths to keep their teeth healthy and strong. You probably also know that keeping your child’s teeth plays an important role in preserving their overall health. However, did you know that good dental care can help you start protecting your child’s health even before they’re even born?

You see, when women get pregnant, their hormone levels rise, increasing the likelihood of gum disease. Left unaddressed, gum disease can put both child and mother at risk. Gum disease can cause your gums to peel away, allowing bacteria and germs easier access to your bloodstream. This can lead to several serious issues. In fact, researchers believe that this condition can lead to preterm labor and pre-eclampsia.

Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. First, our team will do a thorough cleaning and give you advice on cleaning your teeth at home. Depending on your needs, we may also advise scaling and root planing, which is essentially a deep cleaning that gets behind the gums.

Naturally, it is best to prevent gum disease with proper oral care. Our dentist may recommend more thorough cleaning during your daily routine. Also, while you’re pregnant, please avoid x-rays.

If you have any questions, our dentist Dr. Joseph Younger, and our team will be happy to discuss your unique situation with you. If you’re interested, simply give Arden Dental Group a call at 828-684-9260 to schedule an appointment. We are eager to receive your call.