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Did you know that the first trimester of pregnancy is when fetuses are most at risk? This has caused a number of women to prevent oral cleanings during their first trimester, but in reality, dental work does no harm to children during this phase of their growth; there have been no studies showing so. In fact, not visiting the dentist may harm the growth of the child.

You may find yourself craving sugary foods during pregnancy, and this has the side effect of building plaque on the pearly whites, which can grow to tartar and periodontal disease if left untreated. Periodontal disease has actually been shown to lead to the premature birth of children. Our goal is to keep our patients healthy, and that includes you and your child. If you’re pregnant, please reach out to us so that we can adjust your treatment plan accordingly and assist you to keep a healthy oral cavity for your health and the wellbeing of your child. Please let us know if you have any more queries about oral work that should be completed during pregnancy.

Dr. James Johnson and their team can be reached at 713.988.0536, so set up your next appointment with the Houston, Texas, James A. Johnson, DDS location by reaching out to them. Through the years, we’ve worked with thousands in the Houston, Texas, area, and we’d be happy to support you, as well.