Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnancy is a time of incredible growth and change that affects your whole body.  When it comes to your mouth, many pregnant women find that the increase in progesterone and the rise of the body’s hormone levels causes red, puffy gums and irritation.  It is important to brush and floss thoroughly twice a day.  Many women avoid the dentist when pregnant, but an oral exam and cleaning are important during this period of time.  You should schedule a visit to your dentist during your pregnancy and make sure to let them know how far along you are and any dental changes you have been experiencing.

We are here to help at all stages of your pregnancy.

If you are looking for a few additional resources, please see below:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Cleveland Clinic Dental Care During Pregnancy

American Dental Association

Pregnant: Let’s keep both your mouth and your baby healthy 


If you have any questions regarding dental issues during pregnancy, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Alper.