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Pregnancy And Oral Health In Alexandria

Family Dentistry Alexandria

In today’s Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. I am Dr. James D. Geren and I want all expectant mothers to realize the importance of good oral hygiene during pregnancy. Because of the changes going on in a pregnant woman’s body there are potential dental health issues that may arise.

Many Alexandria area women experience morning sickness accompanied with vomiting. The gastric acid increases the acidity in the mouth which can easily lead to enamel loss and tooth decay. Heightened levels of progesterone and estrogen may relax the ligaments that support the teeth causing them to loosen.

Most Alexandria residents have experienced gingivitis, but during pregnancy the hormonal changes increase your risk for gingivitis. Without proper dental care gingivitis can lead to gum disease.

If you are a pregnant Alexandria woman, my staff and I at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry recommend using a soft bristled toothbrush for daily brushing. Floss carefully and rinse your mouth with a fluoride wash. If you experience morning sickness, clean your mouth with a baking soda and water mixture.

If you are planning to become pregnant, it is a good idea to have a cleaning and family dentistry exam prior to your pregnancy. If you need any dental procedures, it is a good idea to get them done as soon as possible. If you experience any dental problems during your pregnancy please call and schedule an appointment at 703-360-5881. Untreated dental disease can effect your overall health.

At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry we not only offer excellent dental care to our pregnant clients, we provide quality preventative care and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family. Our Alexandria patients can expect professional cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry and sedation dentistry.

Dr. James D. Geren
Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry
8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
Alexandria VA
703-360-5881
https://www.cosmeticdentistalexandria.com/about-us/about-dr-geren/

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Pregnancy And Oral Health In Alexandria

Family Dentistry Alexandria

In today’s Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. I am Dr. James D. Geren and I want all expectant mothers to realize the importance of good oral hygiene during pregnancy. Because of the changes going on in a pregnant woman’s body there are potential dental health issues that may arise.

Many Alexandria area women experience morning sickness accompanied with vomiting. The gastric acid increases the acidity in the mouth which can easily lead to enamel loss and tooth decay. Heightened levels of progesterone and estrogen may relax the ligaments that support the teeth causing them to loosen.

Most Alexandria residents have experienced gingivitis, but during pregnancy the hormonal changes increase your risk for gingivitis. Without proper dental care gingivitis can lead to gum disease.

If you are a pregnant Alexandria woman, my staff and I at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry recommend using a soft bristled toothbrush for daily brushing. Floss carefully and rinse your mouth with a fluoride wash. If you experience morning sickness, clean your mouth with a baking soda and water mixture.

If you are planning to become pregnant, it is a good idea to have a cleaning and family dentistry exam prior to your pregnancy. If you need any dental procedures, it is a good idea to get them done as soon as possible. If you experience any dental problems during your pregnancy please call and schedule an appointment at 703-360-5881. Untreated dental disease can effect your overall health.

At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry we not only offer excellent dental care to our pregnant clients, we provide quality preventative care and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family. Our Alexandria patients can expect professional cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry and sedation dentistry.

Dr. James D. Geren
Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry
8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
Alexandria VA
703-360-5881
https://www.cosmeticdentistalexandria.com/about-us/about-dr-geren/

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