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Do you ever worry about your health? Are you even more concerned while you’re pregnant? You probably know that there are a few things you should consider doing if you’re interested in protecting your overall health. However, during pregnancy, your oral health will change as well—and there may be a few other things you’ll need to do.

For example, you’ll have more fluid in your body while you’re pregnant, which can lead to problems in your oral cavity. Your hormones can also be elevated, which can cause swelling in your gums. Sadly, this leaves pregnant women more vulnerable to gingivitis. If your gingivitis isn’t treated, it could become worse and ultimately lead to a number of serious problems.

You see, once your gums are infected, your entire body can suffer a number of consequences. Sadly, if you have gum disease, bad bacteria can enter your bloodstream more easily. While this is always an issue, as it can lead to heart disease, gum disease, and high blood pressure, pregnant women could also be at risk for preeclampsia and preterm delivery.

We also recommend scheduling regular appointments with our dentist, Dr. Ramin Moradi regularly. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact San Tomas Signature Smiles at 408-378-2890 . We look forward to receiving your call soon.