Pregnancy And Oral Health In Lafayette

Pregnancy And Oral Health In Lafayette

In today’s Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. I am Dr. Gordon West and I want all expectant Colorado mothers to realize the importance of good oral hygiene during pregnancy. Because of the changes going on in a pregnant woman’s body there are potential dental health issues that may arise.

Many Lafayette women experience morning sickness accompanied with vomiting. The gastric acid increases the acidity in the mouth which can easily lead to enamel loss and tooth decay. Heightened levels of progesterone and estrogen may relax the ligaments that support the teeth causing them to loosen.

Most Lafayette residents have experienced gingivitis, but during pregnancy the hormonal changes increase your risk for gingivitis. Without proper dental care gingivitis can lead to gum disease.

If you are a pregnant Colorado woman, my staff and I at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry recommend using a soft bristled toothbrush for daily brushing. Floss carefully and rinse your mouth with a fluoride wash. If you experience morning sickness, clean your mouth with a baking soda and water mixture.

If you are planning to become pregnant, we recommend that you have a cleaning and exam prior to your pregnancy. If you need any dental procedures, it is a good idea to get them done as soon as possible. If you experience any dental problems during your pregnancy, please call and schedule an appointment at 720-862-3630. Untreated dental disease can affect your overall health.

At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry we not only offer excellent dental care to our pregnant patients, we provide quality preventative care and sedation dentistry for the entire family. Our Lafayette patients can expect professional cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and Boulder County cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette Colorado
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/about-us/


6 Ways To Prepare For Your Dental Procedure At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry

6 Ways To Prepare For Your Dental Procedure At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Scared of dental visits or even dental crowns? Let Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry offer 6 ways to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally and physically before your big dental day.

1. Remember Dr. Gordon West is trained to provide the best care and comfort possible.

2. Take some time to relax and consider what you are anxious about. Take deep breaths in and slowly let them out as you weigh the reasons for and against taking these steps to a better smile. Remember that many Lafayette folks have been in your shoes and passed with flying colors. Especially all of our visitors who came in for porcelain veneers, our most popular service.

3. Know your medical history. You may be asked to fill out a medical history and medications form, so be sure you know what medications and supplements you are currently taking and review past hospitalizations and illnesses.

4. Have a dental plan. Come in for a thorough consultation. If we are aware of your dental goals, then we’ll know if combining any of it can save you time and money. We offer sedation dentistry, prepless veneers, dental crowns, Invisalign clear braces, and teeth whitening to name just a few.

5. Trust the outstanding staff at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry to guide you through the before, during and after process. We’ve been doing this since 1998.

6. Our final and most important suggestion! Ask all the questions that you actually want answered before you have dental tools and gloved hands in your mouth!

Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado 80026
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/cosmetic-dentistry/


Sedation Dentistry in Lafayette

Sedation Dentistry in Lafayette Picture the following scenario: You are stretched out in a chair at your dentist’s office holding a remote as you try to tune into your favorite Colorado radio station. An assistant clips a paper bib around your neck. Someone switches on a bright overhead light and you see latex-gloved hands moving toward your open mouth. You close your eyes.

As you read this, does your heart begin racing? Are your palms sweaty?

If so, you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Oral sedation benefits nervous dental patients in Lafayette every day. Moderate sedation is used for all types of Boulder dental procedures such as root canals, href=”https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/dental-implants/” target=”_blank”>dental implants, and wisdom teeth removal. If you are considering extensive restorative or cosmetic dental work, conscious sedation may allow your dentist to complete multiple procedures in a single visit.

Don’t let fear prevent you from getting the dental treatment you need. Schedule a visit with Dr. Gordon West to learn about conscious sedation dentistry.

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Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 in Lafayette, Colorado 80026.

Give us a call at 720-862-3630 or find us on the Web at: https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com