What is a Pregnancy Tumor? If you’re pregnant you’re probably aware of how your hormones are causing many changes in your body. A rise in estrogen and progesterone can cause symptoms like morning sickness, fatigue, brain fog and dizzy spells. But you might not realize they’re also at play when it comes to your oral […]
What is a Pregnancy Tumor?
Can Breastfeeding Cause Cavities?
Even though baby teeth are temporary, they can affect a child’s smile for the rest of their life. Helping your child have a healthy mouth when they’re young will set them up for a lifetime of good oral health. Breastfeeding is one factor that can influence your baby’s smile. With a few precautions, you can […]
Are X-rays Safe During Pregnancy?
Dental X-rays are extremely safe, emitting one of the lowest amounts of radiation—comparable to that of a short airplane flight. But what if you’re expecting? Is it safe to get X-rays while pregnant? No single X-ray produces enough radiation exposure to harm a developing fetus, according to the American College of Radiology. And they are safe […]
3 Dental Products To Use During Pregnancy, PMS or Menopause
Although some brands may market gender-specific products, like Colgate did with its Max White toothpaste, most dental products are unisex. However, the ingredients in some products may be more beneficial to women when their hormones are in flux. Here are 3 types of dental products to help you through each stage of womanhood: Toothpaste without […]
Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Raspberry Mint Mojito Mocktail for Mommy
“Vodka soda with lime—but hold the vodka. Oh, and does happy hour apply to food?” If I had a dollar for every sympathetic stare the waitress or my gal pal flashed me when I ordered a virgin cocktail during my pregnancies, I wouldn’t be stressing over the high cost of childcare. On those days when […]
When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking
When you reach for a snack, you may grab an apple, a cup of yogurt or cheese and crackers – not a stick of chalk. But for people with pica, an eating disorder that causes cravings for nonfood substances, those unorthodox eats are all too real. Pica can be caused by depression, stress, anxiety and […]
Turn Pregnancy Symptoms into a Smile
Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but the symptoms? Not so much. The smell aversions, the shrinking bladder, the gas and indigestion, the swollen fingers and feet, the bad back only a memory foam mattress can solve, the bleeding gums… Apparently, it’s all part of the fine print you agree to when you’re growing a brand-new […]
Keep Your Smile Healthy During Pregnancy
Congratulations, mommy-to-be! While it may be far from your mind right now, this is a very important time to think about the health of your teeth and mouth. Going to the dentist while you are pregnant is safe. In fact, your mouth may need extra attention during the next several months, as the changes in […]
New Research Finds Oral Bacteria in Healthy Placentas, Emphasizes Importance of Good Oral Health During Pregnancy
Once considered a sterile environment, scientists have discovered that a mother’s placenta is no stranger to bacteria. Additionally, research suggests that the bacteria may have originated in the mouth, solidifying the belief that good oral health is crucial to a healthy pregnancy. The placenta, a female reproductive organ responsible for feeding, removing waste, and providing […]
Gestational Diabetes: Does Your Oral Health Suffer?
Gestational diabetes, or temporary diabetes developed around the 24th week of pregnancy, puts both mother and baby at a higher risk of developing diabetes at a later stage in life. During this period, high sugar levels in the blood can increase the expectant mother’s risk of developing oral infections, gum diseases, tooth decay, dry mouth […]