2001 W Busch Blvd, Ste C, Tampa, Fl 33612

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13145 Kings Lake Dr, Ste 105, Gibsonton, FL 33534

Kernagis Dental Excellence

2001 W Busch Blvd, Ste C, Tampa, FL 33612

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5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Lithia, FL 33547

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Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy

Published on August 5, 2016

If you are pregnant, your oral health may be the last thing on your mind. However, many women experience an increase in dental problems during pregnancy. This article contains important information for expectant Lithia mothers and those planning to become pregnant.

Dr. Kernagis Dental Excellence recommends having a thorough dental cleaning early in your pregnancy. Lying in a dentist’s chair can be uncomfortable during the last trimester. A professional cleaning performed by one of the skilled dental hygienists at Kernagis Dental Excellence, along with diligent brushing and flossing, helps prevent gum problems that are often triggered by hormonal changes. The American Dental Association has found a positive correlation between periodontal disease and preterm deliveries and low birth weight.

If you are currently pregnant and have sore, swollen or bleeding gums, schedule an appointment today by calling 813-321-3261. Once the baby is here, it will probably be harder for you to make time for a dental visit.

If you receive dental treatment at Kernagis Dental Excellence during your pregnancy, be sure to inform Dr. Kernagis Dental Excellence that you are expecting. This will affect decisions about X-rays, pain relievers, antibiotics, and conscious sedation.

Hormonal changes cause an increase in plague production which can lead to decay. If you are eating many small meals during the day, take care to brush after eating. If you avoid sweet snacks, your teeth will be less likely to develop cavities.

Remember, your oral care, nutrition and lifestyle affect your baby. It is essential that you eat a healthy diet with a variety of foods. A poor diet can harm your baby’s tooth and bone development. Be sure to get enough calcium, iron, vitamins A, D and C, protein, and phosphorus. Your Tampa Ob/Gyn can give you specific recommendations for your age, height, weight and medical conditions.

At Kernagis Dental Excellence, we take special care of our patients who are expecting.

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The health of our patients and staff are a top priority for us, and we are taking efforts to be proactive regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

We want to let our patients and community know that we are here for you! Even though we have temporarily paused non-essential dental services, our dentists and team are here providing care for emergencies or other dental health concerns that you may have. Please give our office a call if you need an appointment or assistance 813-932-3940. Also, we are offering virtual smile consultations that you can take advantage of. We are not limiting our virtual consultations to just smile makeover interests, so click on the link to follow our free & easy process to receive a personal video reply from one of our dentists.

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We will resume all regular dental visits as soon as we are able to do so. When we have more clarity on our scheduling, we will be in touch to reschedule.

Thank you for taking extra steps to help us ensure everyone’s safety. This situation is fluid and our protocol may change according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines at the time.

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