Southeast Dental - Dentist in Markham, ON

Address : 70 Karachi Dr, Markham ON L3S 0B5
  Call Us : 905-471-2002

To Our Patients -
We're Open Now

On behalf of the entire team at Southeast Dental we sincerely hope that you and your family are in good health. We are happy to inform you that we are now able to provide dental care once again.

While many things have changed over the last few months, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different but rest assured, it’s all in the best interest of our staff, patients and families. Click here to see how your next visit will look.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please call or text us at 905-471-2002 or email us at info@southeastdental.ca to book your next appointment.

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Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

When you’re pregnant, there are a lot of items on your health checklist to keep an eye on, all to ensure a healthy baby, healthy mom, and healthy delivery. But there’s one thing that is often overlooked during those important nine months – and that’s your dental health.

Did you know that pregnancy affects dental health quite a bit? It’s true. So to help out any expectant mothers out there, we’ve compiled a list of tips to ensure your oral health is at its best.

Try Supplements:

Your teeth have their own needs, but so do your baby’s. Teeth actually begin to develop between months 3 to 6 of pregnancy, so it’s important to get enough calcium, vitamin D, C, A, phosphorous, and protein. Supplements may be a good idea to ensure that you’re getting enough of these essential vitamins and minerals for your baby’s developing teeth.

Care for your Gums:

Gingivitis has a higher occurrence during pregnancy. In fact, pregnant women can experience a type of gingivitis that is specific to expectant mothers. It’s important to continue to floss daily, and maybe even introduce an alcohol-free mouth rinse to help prevent gum disease.

Expect Sensitivity:

Along with a higher chance of gingivitis, pregnant women may also experience red, puffy, and painful gums. This is due to hormonal changes, and is completely normal – though it may cause sensitivity while flossing, continuing to do so is very important to your dental health.

Know that Your Mouth Will Experience Many Changes:

During pregnancy, the entire body is going through changes, and the mouth is no different. You may notice that your tastebuds have changed, or that your mouth is creating excess saliva. These are both perfectly normal, but it’s a good idea to make note of any new changes and speak to your dentist about them.

And, of course, it’s always important to keep up with regular dental check-ups and cleanings. If you have any questions about dental care during pregnancy, contact your Markham dental team at Southeast Dental, or make an appointment via our online form.

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