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Russell Bibb DMD - Estacada Dental November 2018 Newsletter
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Postpartum Dental Appointments Are Very Important
After having a baby, your body has a lot of recovering to do. It went through a lot during those nine months, and now it is going to take a bit of time for your body to adjust to post-pregnancy life. The same goes with your mouth as pregnancy can leave you more susceptible to gum disease and the shifting of teeth. You do not need to come in right after delivering your child, but within the first couple of months after delivery, you need to come in and get a checkup with us.

What Are We Looking for at Your Postpartum Appointment?

During your postpartum visit to our office, we are going to do a thorough cleaning and examination first. We want to make sure that the health of your mouth is as pristine as possible. We also want to make sure that your gums are no longer swollen or inflamed. This is very common due to the hormones of pregnancy. Then we are also going to make sure that your teeth are in their proper positions. Teeth that shift around is something many pregnant women face. This typically resolves itself shortly after delivery, but not always. That is why we want to take a look. In case it has not resolved itself, we want to take corrective steps now before it becomes a long-term issue.

Make sure you come in and see us after your child is born. It is a very important appointment to make, and we hope you make it between one and two months after delivery. For more information, call our office today, and we can even set up your appointment at the same time!

The Effects of Not Flossing Enough Grow Over Time
It is one thing to forget to floss now and again. However, studies have shown that nearly a third of adults forgets to floss altogether. This is a problem as it can affect the health of your mouth in a very profound way. The longer you go without flossing properly, the more plaque builds up between your teeth. This can lead to cavities, gum disease, and if left alone long enough, even tooth loss. Call us today to let us take a good look between your teeth. If there are any problems, we can treat them now before they become even larger problems.

Can You Brush Too Often?
You may hear that you are supposed to brush after each meal, but then there also is the recommendation to brush twice per day. So which is it? While brushing twice a day is a good habit, brushing too often can wear down the enamel, making your teeth more sensitive and more at risk for injury or decay.

Make sure you brush your teeth once each morning, ideally right when you get up. Then, make sure to brush your teeth and floss right before going to bed each night. That way, when you go to sleep, there’s nothing left in your mouth to harm your teeth while you sleep. During the day, simply rinsing with some water or eating foods that naturally clean teeth can be enough reduce your risk of decay.

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Russell Bibb DMD - Estacada Dental | www.estacadadental.com | 503-630-4211
103 SE Highway 224, Suite A, Estacada, OR 97023



 

 

 
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