You may already know about the importance of having straight teeth for avoiding tooth decay and gum disease and for maintaining a healthy-looking smile.
But have you thought about occlusion?
What’s that, you ask?
Occlusion is a funny-sounding word that refers to your bite, or the way your upper and lower teeth fit together.
Pregnancy means an endless amount of checkups, ultrasounds, and doctor’s visits, but have you thought to check in with your dentist? Common misconceptions may have told you that a trip to the dentist is unsafe during pregnancy, but years of research show that dentist visits during pregnancy are actually incredibly necessary. Keep reading to learn how pregnancy makes you more susceptible to dental ailments like swollen and bleeding gums.