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Pregnancy is a time when you radiate that motherly glow and get ready for your new little peanut. It’s also a time to take good care of your smile. If you’re not careful, your pregnancy can harm your teeth, gums, and oral health. To help you, Dr. Troy Hardy and our dental team have some smile-care tips for you.

First, it’s important to visit Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry every six months for your routine dental cleaning and exam. While you’re here, it’s important to tell our team you are pregnant. That way we can give you the necessary treatments and tips you need. We also encourage you to tell your dentist about all of the names and dosages of the medications and vitamins you are taking as well as specific advice given to you by your doctor.

Second, follow proper oral hygiene practices to prevent health problems. Your oral health is linked to your overall health, so if you don’t care for your teeth and gums each day, there is a chance you and your baby could suffer. For example, gum disease is a serious dental issue that develops when you do not remove plaque from your smile regularly. The disease can harm your smile and even cause preterm birth. So, please avoid this dental issue as much as possible.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to care for your smile during pregnancy in South Jordan, Utah, please call Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry at 801-446-2080 when you get the chance. Our dental team will be excited to give you the answers you’re looking for!