When you discover you are expecting, it’s a moment that, in addition to bringing with it a very powerful emotional response, also brings oh so many questions! While it might not have been first on your list, at some point you likely thought to yourself: So, now how do I care for my oral health? This is a very relatable and common question, as there are many rumors out there about what to do and what to expect. As you’ve likely already come to realize, in just about any situation, if you have questions about your smile, the best place to direct them is to your Riverside dentist. Let’s give you the basic rundown of how to begin approaching your smile now (and then, of course, we look forward to seeing you soon at our Riverside, CA practice!).

You Absolutely Still Require Care!

You might hear that when you’re pregnant, you’re not supposed to go to the dentist. You might hear that you can’t have any type of treatments performed. These are not true. Of course, it’s essential that you receive gentle care and there are certain procedures that are best performed in the beginning of your pregnancy. However, remember that protecting your oral health protects the rest of your body, so seeing us for your smile care is still really important. Haven’t been in yet? Come see your Riverside dentist soon!

You Could Develop Pregnancy Gingivitis (Yes, Really)

Is this something to worry about? Not at all. However, pregnancy gingivitis is something to be aware of. Thanks to your body’s extraordinary changes in its hormone levels, you’ve got more blood pumping into your gingival tissue. When talking about your oral health, this means that those tissues have become more susceptible to gingivitis. So, inflammation is common. By seeing your Riverside dentist for prevention, you can be sure we will assist you in keeping your gums safe and healthy. (Of course, at home, our team reminds you to simply remember to remain as diligent as you can with your usual brushing and flossing and all will remain well!).

See Our Team During Your Pregnancy For Excellent Care

Take care of your smile throughout these special months when you come in for dental visits with our team! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.