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If you or a loved one have ever been pregnant, you may understand what an exciting time it is. Similarly, you may have heard there are several things you might do to prepare for your new child. Still, would you be surprised to learn that it’s extremely important to care for your pearly whites while you’re pregnant?

As you’ve probably heard, your body will change while you’re pregnant. In fact, you’ll have higher progesterone levels during your pregnancy. While this isn’t a problem, there are potential problems you should know about. For example, had you heard that pregnant women should be careful with gum disease because elevated progesterone levels may help gum disease become more serious more quickly?

Luckily, if we’re able to notice the signs of gum disease, there are a number of things we can do to help you treat it. We’ll also try to help you prevent this issue by cleaning your pearly whites thoroughly. Furthermore, you might also be able to avoid gum disease by brushing and flossing at home.

Would you like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team? Do you have more questions about keeping your pearly whites healthy while you’re pregnant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? If so, please feel free to give Periodontal Consultants a call at 215-463-6677. Our dentist, Dr. Ali M Arastu, and our entire team will gladly inspect your smile for signs of trouble. We look forward to receiving your call.