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If you’re pregnant, congratulations! If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, congratulations in advance! This time of your life can be the exciting start of a new chapter. As always, and even particularly, it’s crucial to keep your dental health when you’re expecting because your habits are affecting the health of both you and your child. Here’s a collection of data that Dr. John Krupka and the team at Krupka Dental Associates have aggregated to support you in easing your concerns about dental health during pregnancy.

Gum disease and Tooth corrosion

While it’s true that pregnant women are at an enlarged risk of gum disease and tooth corrosion, you don’t have to worry if you’re vigilant about practicing the same suggestions your dentist always makes. Yes, you will be eating more food and therefore creating more plaque, but avoiding excessively sugary foods and brushing twice a day will aid you to retain your mouth’s clean and healthy atmosphere. Yes, you may have exposure to corrosive acids during morning sickness, but you can wash out your mouth and brush your teeth afterwards to guard your tooth enamel.

Pregnancy Tumors

Don’t worry: pregnancy tumors are not actual tumors and not cancer. They are gum tissue growths caused by excess plaque swelling gums in the second trimester. They have a bumpy, red appearance and they typically dissipate after childbirth.

X-Rays

As it turns out, X-rays are entirely safe for pregnant women and their children. Just as always, we’ll give you protective shields to wear during X-rays that will shield you and whatever’s in your abdomen, whether that’s an advancing baby or the remains of a meatball sub. Don’t worry about dental X-rays and radiation during pregnancy — you’ll be totally safe!

Please call our office in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, at 920-766-1122 instantly if you’re pregnant so that we can begin preparing a special service plan for you and the new baby. Dr. John Krupka and the staff at Krupka Dental Associates will be ecstatic to support you and the baby to stay healthy during this imperative time in your lives.