Dentistry for young mothers (mothers-to-be)
Pregnancy involves some changes that have many effects on teeth and on the composition of saliva. As these factors can increase the chances of caries and periodontal diseases, we have to take them into consideration when practicing oral hygiene or treating these diseases. If this doesn’t happen, teeth can rapidly deteriorate during pregnancy and nursing.
Although there is no difference between dental treatments practised in the case of pregnant and non-pregnant patients, we have to take into consideration the fetus when we choose materials, diagnostic processes (for example digital X-ray with low doses of radiation) and when we plan the treatments because these can have effects on the child as well.
It is recommended to have these treatments in the first trimester of the pregnancy so that later only maintenance therapy or check-up would be needed.