PREGNANCY AND DENTAL CARE
LAKE LANIER SMILES, AFFORDABLE BUFORD DENTIST
Regular Dental visits are important throughout the life but more so during pregnancy. A new survey of pregnant women by Cigna Dental Insurance found that 75% of them have an oral health problem and less than 50% of them visited a dentist despite the dental problem.
One of the biggest role our dentists at Lake Lanier Smiles play is to educate, advice and emphasize the importance of oral health during pregnancy. Two things every expectant mother should do is to have good oral hygiene habits at home and regular dental visits.
Pregnant women should visit the dentist to make sure there are no infections, as these infections can impact the health of the baby. Pregnancy is associated with hormonal changes which can make gums susceptible for periodontal disease (gum disease). Not only dentists recommend the importance of Oral Health during pregnancy but also the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists highly recommends the importance.
COMMON DENTAL PROBLEMS IN PREGNANT PATIENTS
The most common oral health problems reported by pregnant women in the survey by Cigna in 2015 are 1. 33% Bleeding Gums, 2. 27% Increased Tooth Sensitivity and 3. 22% Toothache. The data from Cigna Study "Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby" showed that 76% of pregnant women has one of the above oral health problem.
The most common reason for pregnant women not visiting the dentist is “COST”. Also patients without insurance are twice less likely to visit the dentist. At Lake Lanier Smiles we offer dental care at discounted prices. Check out our coupons on our specials page and use it for taking care of your Oral Health during pregnancy.
The Cigna study also found that the pregnant women without dental insurance are twice less likely to go to the dentist because of the cost. We at Lake Lanier Smiles, your neighborhood Buford Dental Office offers a great in house discount plan with no upfront cost and all the services are offered at 30-40 % discount on regular fee.
This Study also found that pregnant patients are twice as likely to visit a dentist when they were explained about the importance of oral health by a healthcare provider. The survey also found that there is a 20 % jump in the new mothers visit to the dentist when the oral health was emphasized during the pregnancy by a healthcare provider. This clearly explains the important role a healthcare provider can play in a pregnant women’s dental health.
WHAT LAKE LANIER SMILES IS DOING!!
At Lake Lanier Smiles, we are trying our best to find the reasons why pregnant women are missing the regular dental visits and working hard to overcome those potential barriers. If patients have insurance and don’t know their benefits, the insurance coordinator at our office can call and find out your benefits for preventive and restorative dental care. Please call Lake Lanier Smiles at 770-831-0559 to get help with your insurance questions. Some dental insurance companies offer a third dental cleaning in a year for pregnant patients along with diabetics and other medically compromised patients.
LINKS FOR FURTHER READING
Here is a link about Oral Health during Pregnancy.
Here is the link for 2015 Cigna Survey "healthy smiles for mom and baby"
If you have any questions about your Oral Health or to make an appointment to see us, Call us at 770-831-0559 or visit us at WWW. LAKELANIERSMILES.COM for Valuable Coupons and Specials. Our prices are 30-50 % Off Regular Prices. Call Us before Noon and we will see you the Same Day. We accept most insurances. We are conveniently located just off I-985 at 4965 Lanier Islands Parkway, Suite 105, Buford, Ga- 30418. LAKE LANIER SMILES provides Affordable dental care with outstanding customer service to patients in Buford, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Cumming, Flowery Branch and surrounding areas.