Can pregnancy affect your teeth?

Can pregnancy affect your teeth?

It is an exciting time, filled with the joy of creating new life. There are some aches and discomforts that can occur as your body undergoes major changes and shifts. These changes can also affect your teeth. Although it may sound strange, it is true. You should definitely consider Avon Lake dental treatment when you have a need.

Then, what can you do?

1. Sometimes, women may feel pain or swelling in their gums. This can lead to bleeding for some. Plaque buildups can cause bleeding. Plaque buildups can cause bleeding during pregnancy, as hormonal changes can make your gums less susceptible to plaque. This can lead to inflammation and bleeding, also known as gingivitis.

2. Your risk of developing cavities can be increased by hormonal changes. These should be checked with your dentist.

3. Some women may experience loosening of ligaments and bones in their mouths due to the loss of ligaments during pregnancy. It is temporary and may cause slight wiggles in your teeth. This is normal and should be checked by a dentist.

4. Your oral health can be affected by changes in your eating habits. If you eat a lot of sugary or acidic foods, your oral health can be affected.

5. Tooth erosion can occur if you have morning sickness or are pregnant. It is caused by stomach acid causing tooth erosion.

What can I do?

It is essential to watch your gums and teeth if you want to maintain Dental Excellence. If you are concerned about your teeth or gums, it is important to visit a dentist.

Pregnancy: How to Keep Your Gums and Teeth Healthy

  • Regular dental checks are important before, during and after pregnancy. Your dentist can help you detect any issues and ensure that your mouth is healthy and happy throughout pregnancy.
  • Fluoride toothpaste should be used twice daily, once every day.
  • You can reduce plaque buildup by flossing at least once per day.
  • You and your baby will benefit from eating healthy foods.
  • Limit your sweets and sugar intake -- This may seem difficult, especially if you are craving them, but it will reduce the chance of getting cavities.
  • Avoid mouthwashes containing alcohol.
  • Smoking is a bad habit that can lead to gum disease.
  • Morning sickness can be prevented by washing your mouth with water after vomiting.
  • You can reduce inflammation in your gums by doing a salt rinse every day. This means that you dissolve one teaspoon of salt in a cup warm water and swirl it around your mouth several times before swallowing.

These tips will help you maintain healthy gums and teeth during pregnancy. Remember that NHS dentists offer free treatment and check-ups throughout your pregnancy, and even after the baby turns one.

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Sizing Chart

Since every baby grows at his/her own pace, measure the baby's height for the best fit. It is much more accurate than going off of the baby's age. Call us with any questions and we will be happy to help you determine the best fit for your baby.

Newborn Onesie's

Size Weight Height
Newborn (NB) 5-8 Ibs. / 2.3-3.6 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
0-3M 6-12 Ibs. / 3.6-5.4 kg 21-24 in. / 53.3-61 cm
0-6M Up to 16 Ibs. / Up to 7.3 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
3-6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-26 in. / 61-66 cm
3-9M 12-20 Ibs. / 5.4-9.1 kg 24-28 in. / 61-71.1 cm
6-9M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 26-28 in. / 66-71.1 cm
12M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 28-30 in. / 71.1-76.2 cm
18M 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 30-32 in. / 76.2-81.3 cm
24M / 2T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 32-34 in. / 81.3-86.4 cm
3T 32-35 Ibs. / 14.5-15.9 kg 34-38 in. / 86.4-96.5 cm
4T 35-39 lbs. / 15.9-17.7 kg 38-40 in. / 96.5-101.6 cm
5T 39-43 lbs. / 17.7-19.5 kg 40-44 in. / 101.6-111.8 cm

Cotton Pajamas

Garments are designed to fit snug for child's safety.

Size Weight Height
6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-27 in. / 61-68.6 cm
12M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 27-30 in. / 68.6-76.2 cm
18M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 30-33 in. / 76.2-83.8 cm
24M / 2T 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 33-35 in. / 83.8-88.9 cm
3T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 35-39 in. / 88.9-99.1 cm
4T 32-36 Ibs. / 14.5-16.3 kg 39-42 in. / 99.1-106.7 cm
5T 36-42 Ibs. / 16.3-19.1 kg 42-44 in. / 106.7-111.8 cm


New Balance Boys

17-19 inches
39-41 inches
19-20 inches
41-45 inches
20-22 inches
45-46 inches
22-23 inches
47-50 inches
23-24 inches
50-54 inches
24-25 inches
54-58 inches
25-27 inches
58-62 inches
27-28 inches
62-67 inches


New Balance Girls

Size Waist Height
4 17-19 inches 39-41 inches
5 19-20 inches 41-45 inches
6 20-21 inches 45-46 inches
6x 21-22 inches 46-48 inches
7/8 22-23 inches 48-52 inches
10/12 23-25 inches 52-58 inches
14 25-27 inches 58-61 inches
16 27-29 inches 61-63 inches