How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women as they prepare to welcome a new addition to their family. However, it’s essential to remember that pregnancy can also affect your oral health, leading to issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. To gain a deeper understanding of how pregnancy impacts your oral health, continue reading and discover valuable insights from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics.

How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Gums?

Gum disease, or gingivitis, is not necessarily caused by pregnancy. Still, it can worsen pre existing gum disease. Pregnancy hormones can cause changes in the chemical composition of your body, leading to changes in vitamin and mineral levels, and altering the soft tissue around the gums. As a result, symptoms of gingivitis can increase in severity throughout pregnancy, reaching a peak during the third trimester. While most symptoms should recede a few months after birth, severe gum disease, or periodontitis, can increase in severity with pregnancy. Periodontitis in women is linked to premature birth and low-weight birth, with studies showing that roughly 18% of premature births can be associated with periodontal disease.

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Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist to Prepare for Braces

If you or your child is considering orthodontic treatment, it’s important to ask questions. We know that this can be an overwhelming process. You want to know what to expect, how much it will cost, and how long it will take. The best way to get this information is by speaking with your orthodontist directly. Below are some of the most popular questions we hear from our patients’ parents, with insights from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics.

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How Orthodontics Can Improve Your Child’s Speech

Speech development is a critical aspect of a child’s growth and development. Communication is an essential skill that impacts academic and social success. However, speech impairments can affect a child’s ability to communicate effectively and can result in frustration, anxiety, and isolation. To learn more about how orthodontics can effectively address speech impediments, keep reading and find out how Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics can help.

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Exploring the Jaw, Tooth, and Orthodontic Treatment

The mouth is a complex and intricate part of the human body. If you’re considering braces or Invisalign, it’s important to know all about the structure of your mouth, so that you can make an informed decision about what type of treatment will work best for you! Being well-informed about the intricacies of orthodontic treatment is highly advantageous for both patients and parents. Recognizing what occurs behind the scenes can empower you to approach consultations with confidence. At Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics, Dr. Amir Davoody is dedicated to sharing crucial information to ensure you have the knowledge you need.

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Braces & White Spots: Preventing and Whitening Tips

Having a pearly white smile is often a top concern our patients bring to our office. One of the most common questions we get as orthodontists during braces treatment is whether white spots on the teeth are to be expected. Even our patients who don’t have braces are concerned about maintaining a clean white smile. Luckily Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics has some tips and tricks for you in this post about white spots from braces, professional whitening services, and at-home whitening methods that are safe for your teeth. 

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Tips for Relieving Invisalign Pain

Invisalign is a popular and effective alternative to traditional braces. However, like any orthodontic treatment, you may experience some discomfort and pain as your teeth shift into their new positions. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to relieve Invisalign pain and keep your treatment on track. Here are some helpful tips from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics:

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Foods That Worsen Oral Health

Sugar, acid, and foods that stay in your mouth for longer than necessary are all guilty of worsening your oral health. From dissolving enamel and  promoting negative bacteria growth to downright decay, there are some foods you should be sure to moderate or take out of your diet altogether. Keep reading to learn more from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics about which foods pose a threat to your dental health.

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Are Your Teeth Supposed to Move Around?

The short answer is no, but there is more to it than a simple yes or no, one-sentence answer. Teeth shifting is natural when you first get braces, they are moving of course, but after braces or if there hasn’t ever been an orthodontic device installed shifting teeth is not a good sign. So, if this is something you’ve been experiencing, it’s best to seek the help of an orthodontist or other doctor with gum or tooth specializations. Keep reading to learn more about why teeth shifting is a cause for concern and how to prevent it from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics.


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