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Were you aware that women having children are perhaps more at risk for periodontal disease and tooth decay? Fortunately, with a little bit of assistance from our practice, you can keep your mouth healthy even during pregnancy. Here’s a small bit of data on gingivitis and why it occurs in pregnant women so often; we really hope that you enjoy it and that it helps you during this exciting time!

Gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums also referred to as periodontal disease, is a common occurrence, even outside of pregnancy; we treat gingivitis on a daily (if not hourly) basis. Women having children regularly experience gingivitis, also known as “pregnancy gingivitis,” because they are consuming more food than usual, leaving more food on their gums and giving bacteria extra chances to form plaque, tartar and an eventual infection of the gums. If Dr. Robert C. Freeman sees you’re experiencing pregnancy gingivitis, they’ll most likely recommend extra or more frequent cleanings to aid you to combat the gingivitis. With our assistance, you’ll be able to keep your chompers healthy, helping your baby grow stronger.

At Robert C. Freeman, DDS, Dr. Robert C. Freeman and their Knoxville, Tennessee, staff are ready to support you, so set up your appointment by calling 865-577-7535. Dr. Robert C. Freeman and the Robert C. Freeman, DDS staff have worked for many years, and their understanding can help you.