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Brushing for Two??
While you may be eating for two during your pregnancy, you need to brush for two as well. Pregnancy may not cause you to lose a tooth, but it can put you at risk in the dental department. You will be at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease throughout your pregnancy.

During your pregnancy you are at risk of experiencing "pregnancy gingivitis." If you suffer from this condition, expect your gums to bleed, in addition to extreme swelling. Studies show that an average of 50 to 70 percent of pregnant women will experience pregnancy gingivitis.

If you take proper care of your teeth – regular brushings, flossing and dentist checkups – you are more likely to avoid pregnancy gingivitis. If you are one of the women that suffer from this condition, a dentist can safely perform medical procedures that will not harm you or the baby.

To prevent pregnancy gingivitis, you should avoid:
• Eating junk food.
• Sharing food or eating utensils.
• A high intake of sugar.

You want to do everything possible to have a healthy pregnancy, and maintain a healthy mouth. If you take proper care of your teeth, you can avoid any dental risks and damage to your teeth throughout your pregnancy.
Coffee Stains More Than Your Shirt
You may drink a cup of coffee to jump-start your day, but that could lead to more frowning than smiling in the long-run. It is a known fact that coffee can cause your teeth to stain.

If you are a coffee-drinker, you can expect the pigments in the dark-colored beverage to leave yellow stains on your teeth. These stains run the risk of being permanent.

You do not have to take coffee off of your daily consumption menu, but you do need to limit the amounts of coffee you drink to prevent tooth discoloration.

Pollen is a Pain
The seasons are changing, and flowers are blooming. When plants bloom, the pollen arrives. Pollen can have a negative affect on your lower back – or upper back – and teeth. This condition is known as allergic rhinitis, and it can cause your teeth to hurt when you are doing the simplest tasks, such as walking down the stairs or tipping your head back.

If you are suffering from allergic rhinitis, you can take some ibuprofen or an antihistamine as treatment for your sinus issues. You should take this over-the-counter medication for at least 24 hours before you will notice any improvement in your condition.

Henke & Okerstrom | www.henkeokerstromdentistry.com | 541-757-0082
2605 NW Rolling Green Dr., Corvallis, OR 97330



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