Among the many considerations women must make during pregnancy is their oral health. It is extremely important to be aware of certain dental issues common with pregnancy and to continue a good dental hygiene routine.

If you’re a pregnant woman with questions about dental hygiene and oral health, or if you need to schedule a dental exam and teeth cleaning, please contact the friendly team at the office of Burke, Virginia, dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban. We offer a comprehensive range of general dentistry services, and Dr. Marzban can recommend ways to maintain good oral health during and after pregnancy.

Pregnant women, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), have a higher likelihood of developing gingivitis. Gingivitis is a relatively common infection of the gums that can result in gum swelling, tenderness and bleeding during brushing; if not treated, gingivitis can contribute to more severe periodontal disease.

The most effective thing you can do to maintain your oral health during pregnancy is to continue to brush your teeth at least twice every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. At least once every day, brushing should be followed by flossing.

It’s also important to maintain your regular dental check-ups. This allows for any potential dental problems to be detected and treated at their earliest stages.

If you would like to schedule a thorough dental exam and teeth cleaning, please contact the office of Dr. Pamela Marzban. We welcome patients from the Burke, Fairfax and Fairfax Station, Virginia, areas.