Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnancy And Oral Health In Plano

In today’s The Plano Dentist blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. I am Dr. Isabella Mejia and I want all expectant Texas 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 Plano 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.

Hormonal Changes Affect Oral Health

Most Plano 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.

Dental Hygiene During Pregnancy

If you are a pregnant Texas woman, my staff and I at The Plano Dentist 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.

Planning to Become Pregnant?

If you are planning to become pregnant, we recommend that you have a cleaning and 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 469-998-0235. Untreated dental disease can affect your overall health.

We Pamper Our Patients

At The Plano Dentist we not only offer excellent dental care to our pregnant patients, but we also provide quality preventative care and family dentistry for the entire family. Our Plano patients can expect professional cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns, and Allen cosmetic dentistry.


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Plano, Texas


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