A crucial time to look after your oral health
When checking off the list of things you need to know and need to do while pregnant, dental care during pregnancy isn’t high on the list of considerations for most people.
However a visit to the dentist, for pregnant women, is not only more important than ever it is also free of charge under the NHS.
The importance of good dental care during pregnancy
While you’re pregnant there are all kinds of hormonal changes going on in your body. Some of those changes can affect what goes on in your mouth, including how your body responds to plaque.
Believe it or not, pregnancy can put you at a higher risk of some detrimental mouth conditions, so it is really important that you maintain regular check ups thought your term.
This said, it’s not usually a good idea to undergo more treatments than you need to while pregnant.
Some elective dental treatments are better left until after the baby is born and there are certain times during pregnancy when it is safer to be treated than others.
For this reason it’s important to find a dentist experienced in pregnancy dentistry. In Liverpool, that’s us.
We’ve been a dentist for pregnant women, for children and, in fact, for the whole family for over 40 years.
FREE NHS pregnancy dentistry Liverpool
We are lucky that, in the UK, NHS dental care during pregnancy is free of charge. It continues to be free of charge for one year following the delivery of your baby. So now is a great time to go to the dentist for pregnant women.
If you haven’t been to the dentist in years and think that you may need some work to be done on your teeth, take advantage of the free dental care during pregnancy and make your appointment to come and see us.
As we said above, you are more susceptible to certain conditions while pregnant, so it makes sense to be vigilant but it’s also a great opportunity to have your teeth treated to anything they might need, without having to pay.
Simply ask your GP for a pregnancy referral letter or contact us at the clinic and ask how to access free dental care during pregnancy.