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Were you aware that the first trimester of pregnancy is when children are most at risk? This has caused a number of women to forego oral cleanings during their first trimester, but the truth is that dental work does no harm to children during this phase of their growth; there have been no studies or evidence showing or suggesting so. In fact, avoiding the dentist may actually harm the growth of your child.

You may find yourself eating extra sugars during pregnancy, and this has the unfortunate side effect of building plaque on the pearly whites, which can change to tartar and periodontal disease if left unattended. Gum disease has actually been shown to lead to the premature birth of children. Our priority is to keep our patients healthy, and that includes you and your child. If you’re pregnant, please give us a call so that we can adjust your service plan accordingly and support you to keep a healthy oral cavity for your health and the welfare of your child. Please tell us about it if you have any extra queries about oral work that should be completed during pregnancy.

Dr. Alan J. White and their team can be reached at 540-886-1979, so make a date for your next appointment with the Staunton, Virginia, Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S. location by reaching out to them now. Through our time here, we’ve treated thousands in the Staunton, Virginia, community, and we’d like to help you, as well.