Dental Care in Post Pregnancy

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"The Mommy Makeover: Your Guide to Post-Pregnancy Dental Health"

Being a new mom is a wonderful experience, but it can also take a toll on your dental health. Pregnancy can cause hormonal changes that increase the risk of dental problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. That’s why post-pregnancy dental treatment is important to ensure your smile is as bright and beautiful as your new bundle of joy.

Dental Cleaning and Check-Up: A thorough cleaning and check-up can help identify any issues and prevent further damage to your teeth and gums.

X-Rays: Your dentist may recommend X-rays to evaluate your oral health and identify any potential issues that may have arisen during your pregnancy.

Restorative Treatment: If you have any cavities or dental work that needs to be done, it’s important to schedule this treatment as soon as possible to prevent further damage and decay.

Orthodontic Treatment: Misaligned teeth or jaw can lead to dental problems. Postpartum orthodontic treatment can help improve the overall health of your teeth and gums, as well as improve your self-confidence and appearance.

Teeth Whitening: After pregnancy, many women experience changes in the color of their teeth due to hormonal changes or dietary habits. Teeth whitening can help restore your smile and boost your confidence.

Gum Diseases Treatment: Hormonal changes during pregnancy cause gum diseases. It’s important to treat gum disease if you are experiencing any symptoms

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, which can lead to more serious health issues if left untreated.

Good oral health is important for overall health and well-being, especially during a time when your body is going through so many changes.

Improving your smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem, helping you feel your best as you embark on this exciting new chapter of motherhood.

Post-pregnancy dental treatment is an important aspect of your overall health and wellness. With the right treatment and precautions, you can achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that will make you feel confident and ready to take on anything that motherhood throws your way.

What are you waiting for? Schedule your pregnancy dental check-up today at Kigo Dental and give yourself the gift of a stunning, healthy smile!

We at Kigo Dental are committed to providing you with the best dental care available, and we do so with a smile.

Our entire staff, from receptionists to dental hygienists and assistants, is committed to providing you with the best quality dental care possible.

From the time you walk through the door and every time you revisit, you will experience this firsthand.

Kigo Dental has a team of experienced and skilled Orthodontists and other specialized dentists who specialize in providing high-quality dental care and treatments, utilizing the latest technologies and techniques to ensure the best patient outcomes.


It is important to take care of your dental health after pregnancy. Pregnancy can impact oral health due to hormonal changes, increased blood flow, and dietary changes, increasing the risk of dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. Taking care of your dental health can help prevent these issues and maintain oral hygiene.

It is generally recommended to schedule a dental visit within the first few months after giving birth. This allows your dentist to assess your oral health, address concerns, and provide appropriate dental care. However, if you experience dental problems or discomfort during pregnancy, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.

Most dental treatments, including fillings and extractions, are safe while breastfeeding. The amount of medication that passes into breast milk is usually minimal and unlikely to cause harm to the baby. However, it is essential to inform your dentist that you are breastfeeding so that they can take necessary precautions and choose appropriate medications if needed.

Dental X-rays are generally safe during breastfeeding or post-pregnancy. The amount of radiation exposure from dental X-rays is extremely low, and using a lead apron with a thyroid collar provides additional protection. However, it is advisable to inform your dentist if you are breastfeeding or if there is a chance you might be pregnant, as they can take extra precautions if necessary.

To prevent dental problems after pregnancy, follow these tips:

  1. Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily.
  2. Eat a balanced diet, limit sugary snacks and beverages, and increase your intake of calcium-rich foods.
  3. Stay hydrated and avoid excessive snacking, as it can increase the risk of tooth decay.
  4. Continue regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings to detect and address any dental issues.
  5. If experiencing morning sickness, rinse your mouth with water or a fluoride mouthwash to minimize acid exposure to your teeth.
  6. Practice stress management techniques, as stress can affect oral health.

Yes, pregnancy can affect the condition of your gums. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase blood flow to the gums, making them more sensitive and prone to swelling, bleeding, and inflammation. This condition, known as pregnancy gingivitis, can usually be managed with good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings. However, if left untreated, it may progress to a more severe form called periodontitis, leading to tooth loss if not addressed promptly.

During pregnancy or post-pregnancy, some specific dental concerns may include:

  1. Pregnancy gingivitis: Hormonal changes can cause gum inflammation, swelling, and tenderness.
  2. Tooth decay: Dietary changes and increased snacking can contribute to an increased risk of tooth decay.
  3. Pregnancy tumours: Some pregnant women may develop non-cancerous growths on the gums, known as pregnancy tumours. These usually disappear after delivery but may require professional removal if they cause discomfort.
  4. Loose teeth: Hormonal changes and increased mobility of ligaments can lead to a feeling of loose teeth, although this is usually temporary.
  5. Dry mouth: Some women may experience dry mouth during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, increasing the risk of dental problems.
  6. Increased risk of gum disease: Hormonal changes and the body’s response to plaque buildup can increase the risk of gum disease (periodontal disease) during pregnancy. Maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly to monitor and manage gum-related issues are important.
  7. Enamel erosion: Frequent vomiting due to morning sickness or acid reflux can expose your teeth to stomach acid, leading to enamel erosion. Rinse your mouth with water after vomiting, and wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth to avoid further damage.
  8. Nutritional deficiencies: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can deplete your body of certain nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D, essential for maintaining strong teeth and bones. Ensure you’re consuming a balanced diet, or consider supplements as your healthcare provider advises.
  9. Dental anxiety: Pregnancy can sometimes heighten dental anxiety or phobia. Inform your dentist about any fears or concerns, as they can provide reassurance and offer strategies to make your dental visits more comfortable.
  10. Orthodontic concerns: If you undergo orthodontic treatment before pregnancy, you may have questions about continuing or resuming treatment. Consult with your orthodontist to discuss any modifications or adjustments needed during and after pregnancy.



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