Prioritize a Dental Appointment While Pregnant

You are expecting? Congratulations! We are so happy for you and your family. The addition of a new life is a very exciting thing, and everyone has their own opinions about how you should be taking care of yourself and the baby.

You probably weren’t expecting to get advice from your dentist, but here we are, and we have some very important information for you to consider! Caring for your teeth is important through all walks of life, but it is especially important when pregnant because it’s not just your teeth on the line, but the health of your baby as well.

Protecting Your Baby Before Birth

Over the next nine months, you are going to do everything you can to protect your baby. You will be seeing your obstetrician or midwife on a routine basis. You will go through testing and blood work and ultrasounds all the ensure that you and the baby are doing well. Through all of this, you have some things that you need to do at home to keep yourself and your baby healthy.

Drinking Water

– Staying hydrated is incredibly important when you have a baby on board. Caffeine intake is limited, and a lot of sugar can affect your blood while pregnant. Drinking water is the best way to keep yourself and baby healthy.

Eating Well

– You’ve heard stories of pregnant women craving crazy food combinations. These things can happen, but most women will simply try to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables along with an adequate amount of protein and dairy.


– A low-impact exercise routine is excellent for pregnant mothers. It keeps your body healthy, and it gives a boost of oxygen to the baby. Don’t start a hectic exercise routine if you’ve not been exercising, but find something you enjoy that is also gentle on your body!

Seeing Your Dentist

– One of your most important tasks while pregnant is to come see us. It’s a commonly overlooked part of prenatal care that can have a massive impact on the outcome of your delivery. Continue reading to learn more.

The Threat of Gum Disease

Gum disease is an epidemic in the United States. A recent CDC study found that 47% of all American adults are living with gum disease. That number is incredibly alarming when you consider that gum disease is linked with things like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. There is even more troubling news for pregnant women.

More Likely While Pregnant

– Due to the shift in hormones, you are more likely to develop gum disease (and other gum issues) while pregnant. Your body is not able to fight off the infection as well as it would normally, so many women find themselves with a gum disease infection even though they were perfectly healthy before pregnancy.

Can Lead to Preterm Delivery

– Gum disease on its own wouldn’t be so bad because it is easily treatable, but gum disease has been linked with preterm delivery and low birthweight babies. This is not and cause and effect relationship, but the two conditions have been linked time and time again.

Care for Yourself and Baby

It is important that you take the steps necessary to care for yourself and your baby by caring for your smile! Brushing, flossing, and using an antiseptic rinse can keep bacteria at bay, but nothing replaces the care and thorough cleaning you receive from the dentist’s office.

Our hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your smile so that you can focus all of your attention on growing that baby!

Contact Our Office Today!

Whether you are expecting or you are just in need of your routine cleaning and exam, give us a call at Antoine Dental Center. We would love to help you have a healthier smile so that you can put your attention on more important things! Contact us today to set up your appointment. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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It can be easy to lose sight of a few important things. One thing which often gets overlooked is the importance of your oral health. At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer the convenience of same-day dental cleanings and exams and quality procedures for everything from braces to dental implants. Schedule an appointment and see why our patients love us.

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A Journey to Smile and Success

At our dental clinic, we often witness incredible transformations in the lives of our patients. One such remarkable story is that of Cristina, a determined and passionate individual who underwent a life-changing dental journey with us. From dental implants to lower braces, Cristina’s story is a testament to the power of a confident smile and the pursuit of dreams.

The Dreamer’s Dilemma

Cristina had always been passionate about cooking and sharing her culinary creations with others. Her love for food led her to dream of owning her own food truck, specializing in serving the best Pupusas in Houston. However, a dental issue was holding her back from pursuing her dream.

A Smile That Couldn’t Shine

For years, Cristina had struggled with missing teeth, making it difficult for her to eat her own delicious food creations. She watched her customers relish her dishes while she could only envy their enjoyment. Moreover, her inability to smile confidently made it challenging for her to connect with her customers on a personal level. It was a dream deferred, but Cristina was not ready to give up.

A Dental Transformation Begins

Determined to turn her dream into reality, Cristina sought our dental expertise. We recommended a comprehensive treatment plan that would involve dental implants to replace her missing teeth and lower braces to straighten the ones that could be saved. Cristina was ready to embark on her dental transformation journey.

Rediscovering the Joy of Eating

The dental implant procedure was a game-changer for Cristina. With her new set of teeth, she could finally taste her creations and enjoy the flavors she had been missing out on for so long. The simple act of eating became a joyful experience, and her passion for cooking grew stronger than ever.

A Smile That Radiates Confidence

As Cristina’s lower braces gradually worked their magic, her smile began to transform. No longer shy about her teeth, she radiated confidence and warmth when interacting with her customers. Her newfound self-assurance not only boosted her business but also made her feel like she was living her dream.

The Birth of Houston’s Best Pupusa Food Truck

With her smile restored, her passion for food rekindled, and her confidence at an all-time high, Cristina took the leap and opened her own food truck. Houston was about to experience the best Pupusas it had ever seen. Cristina’s dream had finally come true.

A Journey of Transformation

Cristina’s journey from dental implants to lower braces was truly life-changing. She not only regained her ability to eat and smile but also achieved her dream of becoming a successful food truck owner. Her story reminds us of the incredible impact that dental care can have on a person’s life, and it also serves as a testament to the power of determination and passion.

If you have a dream or a goal that seems out of reach due to dental issues, remember Cristina’s story. With the right dental care and determination, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. At our clinic, we’re here to help you make that journey towards a healthier, happier smile.

Contact us today and let us be a part of your transformation. Together, we can help you achieve your dreams and share your joy with the world, just like Cristina and The Best Pupusas in Houston.

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