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ARE YOU PREGNANT OR THINKING ABOUT becoming pregnant? Do you know someone who is pregnant? While you’re picking out tiny clothes and reading childcare books, remember the importance of your oral health!

Pregnancy brings so many physical changes. You crave different things. Your hair feels different. In fact, just about everything feels different. And, your mouth is different, too. Not sure why it’s important to know that? Don’t worry… We’re here to help.

Increased Gum Disease Risk

Pregnancy brings heightened hormone activity which can lead to increased gum disease risk and gum sensitivity. Just remember that pregnancy doesn’t cause gum disease—plaque does. Keep up your great oral care habits.

Are You Experiencing…?

Beginning around your second month, and often continuing through your eighth month you may be experiencing:

  • Bleeding gums
  • A potential increase in cavities
  • Granulomas (small, tumor-like growths inside your mouth)

Here Are A Few Simple Recommendations:

  • Brush and floss regularly.
  • Keep your regular checkup appointment during your pregnancy and let us know that you’re pregnant.
  • Lay low on the sweets.

Morning Sickness

DON’T brush your teeth right after being sick. Stomach acid makes your teeth softer and brushing can wear them down. Rinse out your mouth, and then wait a while before brushing.

Routine Checkups During Pregnancy

An ideal time for your check-up appointment is during your second trimester when your pregnancy is stable, but not far enough along to risk stress-induced issues. In the old days, women were anxious about dental checkups during pregnancy. Typically there’s never an issue. Just be sure to let us know you’re expecting.

All check-ups and treatment are FREE for NHS patients whilst they are pregnant.

We’re Here To Help

Congratulations on your pregnancy! If you have questions, please ask! You can also comment below, or send us a direct message on our Facebook page!

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COVID-19 UPDATE - July 2021

 

Due to social distancing requirements and enhanced infection control procedures we are having to run the practice at a reduced capacity then we would do normally.

Opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon-Thurs and 9.00 to 4.00pm Fridays.

As a healthcare environment, If you are attending the practice you must wear a face covering. 

Whilst we are doing check ups and routine dentistry we have long waiting times for appointments.

We also run a telephone emergency service during normal working hours. Out of hours advice is available via NHS Direct on 111.

Click here for information on how to deal with dental emergencies at home.

Due to our reduced capacity we are unable to take on new NHS patients but can provide emergency advice and care if appropriate. 

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