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Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

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Although you may be prepared for your pregnancy in several aspects, would you believe that it can also have a significant impact on your teeth and gums? In order to best continue to care for the health of your teeth and gums while you are pregnant, you will need to take several steps to implement an effective oral hygiene routine. To test your knowledge on your oral health care while pregnant, take the quiz below:

Question 1: Which of the following is a risk to your oral health while pregnant?
A: gum disease
B: tooth decay
C: potential tooth loss
D: all of the above

Question 2: Which of the following are benefits of visiting your dentist while pregnant?
A: your teeth can be extracted for further information
B: your teeth will be properly cared for
C: you can be set up with dentures to eliminate the need for any natural teeth anymore
D: all of the above

Question 3: What can occur to your physical health when you are pregnant?
A: preeclampsia
B: a premature delivery
C: gestational diabetes
D: all of the above

Question 4: Which of the following are treatments for improving your smile while pregnant?
A: routine checkups at your dentist
B: professional cleanings from your dentist
C: daily routines consisting of brushing and flossing
D: all of the above

Answer Key:
D, B, D, D

Are you pregnant? Are you interested in oral health care treatments in Middleburg Heights, Ohio? If so, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anthony Shaia at our dental office by calling us at 440-884-9898. Shaia Dental Care looks forward to keeping your smile safe.