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Is Dental Care Dangerous When I am Pregnant?

Is Dental Care Dangerous When I am Pregnant? September 12, 2018 Great question!  The short answer is no.  The long answer is that pregnancy actually makes dental care more important.  Read on. During pregnancy, your body goes through so many changes.  Some of these change affect your mouth.  There are also things in your mouth that can affect your growing baby. Here are the things you need to know about pregnancy and your mouth! Pregnancy hormones make your gums go crazy! Many of our pregnant patients suffer from a condition called pregnancy-induced gingivitis.  We also call it hormone-induced gingivitis, because
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Oral-Systemic Health Link

Is Your Mouth Making You Sick? December 7, 2017 How Oral Health Impacts Systemic Health At Prosper Family Dentistry, we take healthcare seriously.  While we are specifically concerned with our patients’ oral health, we acknowledge its role in a person’s overall health.  Unfortunately, the mouth has always been treated by a realm of healthcare (dentistry), which has historically been completely separate from general medicine.  Because of this, some people are under the impression that the mouth is therefore independent and unrelated to the rest of the body.  This is a dangerous myth! What systemic issues are connected with the mouth?
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Morning Sickness

Is Morning Sickness Ruining Your Teeth? September 26, 2017 What is Morning Sickness? Morning sickness is a commonly used term to describe the nausea and vomiting that affects many women during pregnancy.  It’s a bit of a misnomer, as most women who experience this phenomenon say it actually happens throughout the entire day and not just in the mornings.  Morning sickness affects between 70-85 percent of pregnant women!  While most women experience morning sickness in the first 16-20 weeks of pregnancy, some of the unlucky ones have symptoms throughout the entire pregnancy. Morning sickness affects a person’s ability to work,
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Hormone-Induced Gingivitis

Hormone-Induced Gingivitis July 5, 2017 What is hormone-induced gingivitis? Hormone-induced gingivitis is a type of gingivitis that occurs specifically during changes in hormonal levels .  It is a very common condition that we see frequently in our office.  Hormone-induced gingivitis causes a patient to have gums that are swollen, red, tender, and bleed easily.   The tenderness and bleeding often make oral hygiene routines uncomfortable, and patients sometimes avoid proper brushing and flossing techniques because it hurts.  Healthy, natural gum tissues are light pink, relatively flat and tightly adhered to the teeth.  The appearance of bright red, puffy gums is unsightly,
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