Pregnancy and gum diseaseIn decades past, an old wives’ tale decreed that women lost a tooth for every baby. Today, we know that a healthy pregnancy and healthy teeth and gums are not only possible, but likely - especially with help from Dr. Gary Sigafoos, the periodontist that La Jolla trusts.
|Pregnancy and Gum Disease|
Pregnant women also tend to eat smaller, more frequent meals, exposing their teeth and gums to sugars and acids more often. And if heartburn hits in the middle of the night, few women want to drag themselves out of bed to brush their teeth after chewing on an antacid.
Pregnant women in the La Jolla area are encouraged to schedule a dental evaluation with Dr. Sigafoos and his friendly staff. The team at LaJolla Periodontics is experienced in caring for teeth and gums during this special time and will be happy to advise you about the special oral hygiene needs of expectant mothers. Taking care of your teeth is just another way you can also take care of your growing baby.
Please call today to schedule a complete dental examination with Dr. Sigafoos.
DR. GARY SIGAFOOS