What should I do about going to the dentist if I'm pregnant?

While women often hear about how pregnancy causes physical changes that affect their hormone or appetite levels, these changes can have a great effect on their oral health as well.

Despite the fact that good oral health is essential for the overall health of both mother and child, only 22 to 34 percent of women in the US visit a dentist during pregnancy. Read more>>

What causes bad breath?

What you eat affects the air you exhale. Certain foods, such as garlic and onions, contribute to objectionable breath odor. Once the food is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is transferred to the lungs, where it is expelled. Brushing, flossing and mouthwash will only mask the odor temporarily. Odors continue until the body eliminates the food. Dieters may develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating.

If you don't brush and floss daily, particles of food collect bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Food that collects between the teeth, on the tongue and around the gums can rot, leaving an unpleasant odor. Dentures that are not cleaned properly can also harbor odors. Read more on this topic from the ADA>>

Want to learn more about treatment alternatives and the latest techniques and technology that modern dentistry has to offer? Please click on the links below from the associations with whom Chavis Dental is associated.
American Dental Association (ADA); public resources about oral health, news and events affecting dentistry.
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD); reliable and updated information about dentistry for both professionals and consumers.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD); advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and the standards of patient care.
DC Dental Society; a group of professional dentists in the Washington DC area that educates the general public on the benefits of proper dental health care.
Scottsdale Center for Dentistry; a place that dentists could trust for pragmatic, evidence-based, patient-centered knowledge delivered with truth and integrity.

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