Healthy gums are very important for ensuring healthy teeth.
Inflammation of the gums or the tissue that holds the teeth in place - so-called periodontitis - can damage your ability to bite and even lead to tooth loss. To make sure this doesn't happen, we start treatment promptly to stop the process and maintain your long-term dental health.
Pregnancy and Oral Health
Are you expecting a baby or thinking about starting a family? Then you need to think about your oral health, especially your gums. We now have clinical evidence that links the health of your gums to the health of your unborn baby. Gum disease can be the gateway to allow harmful bacteria into your bloodstream then on to the unborn baby.
Many women also find that hormonal changes during pregnancy cause their oral health to deteriorate. Some women find that their gums start to bleed, (healthy gums do not bleed). While people who already have gum disease may find that it progresses more rapidly.
As soon as you know that you are pregnant it is wise to make an appointment for a dental examination and, if necessary, the dentist can refer you to the dental hygienist. The hygienist is qualified to assist in the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Under the NHS pregnant women are exempt from charges and remain so until the baby is one year of age.
Foster's Dental Practice
3 Highfield, Doncaster Road
Rotherham S65 1DZ
Monday to Friday 8am 12:30pm and from 1:45pm to 5pm
If you have an emergency outside our normal opening hours, please telephone 111 to access the NHS emergency services.
For non-emergency requests, please leave a message on our answer phone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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