New York, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2014
Herald Square Dental is offering tips on dental care for expectant mothers and is emphasizing on the importance of prophylactic dental care during pregnancy to ensure the health of their unborn child.
Many mothers have experienced gum disease, dental pain or tooth extraction during or shortly after their pregnancy. Dental disease, which is an infection of the teeth and gums, is not “normal” for any patient and should not be seen as being a “normal” side effect of being pregnant.
Tenderness, redness or swollen gums are a few indications of periodontal disease. Other symptoms include gums that bleed from brushing or flossing, gums that are pulling away from the teeth, bad breath and loose teeth. These signs, especially during pregnancy, should not be ignored and may require treatment from a dental professional.
Research shows that women with periodontal disease may be at risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as giving birth to a pre-term or low-birth weight baby.
There are three basic events that happen during pregnancy that make expectant mothers more susceptible to dental disease. First, hormonal changes may put the gums at higher risk for gum disease. Second, pregnant women tend to eat smaller, more frequent meals, exposing their teeth and gums to sugars and acids more often. Third, cravings for junk goods and inadequate oral hygiene pose an increased threat to the teeth and gums.
Pregnant women should be advised to schedule a dental evaluation and receive preventative dental care throughout their pregnancy. Personalized oral hygiene instruction should also be given to fight disease and promote overall good health for the mother and her baby.
Herald Square Dental encourages pregnant women to prepare their bodies for pregnancy by visiting their dental office and consulting with a specialist on how to best address an existing condition or how to avoid developing one.
About the company:
Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center is a full-service dental office offering everything from porcelain veneers and orthodontic care, including Invisalign, to implants that replace missing teeth entirely. They are also well-known for quality dentures custom fabricated right on the premises. Conveniently located in Herald Square in the heart of New York City, Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center has been known as New York’s place for quality cosmetic dental care and same-day dentures since 1977. They are equipped with all the technology and comfort to optimally restore beautiful smiles successfully, affordably, quickly and conveniently. Dr. Pasch, Dr. Yam, Dr. Shirzadnia, Dr. Song and their friendly staff are highly trained in fixing chipped, cracked or stained teeth with lovely new veneers. At Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center, they offer a wide range of affordable dental makeover options, including natural-looking porcelain crowns, tooth bonding and tooth-colored composite fillings. Visit their website today for more information, http://www.heraldsquarecosmeticdental.com/.