Congratulations! You or someone you love might have just received the exciting news of pregnancy! There is so much to plan and to prepare for the new bundle of joy, but do not forget about the dental care of the mother. With all the changing hormones that occur during pregnancy it can cause some dental issues to worsen. Often mothers-to-be find their gums to be more sensitive during pregnancy; therefore, we recommend switching to a softer bristled toothbrush. During pregnancy, it is important to brush and floss at least twice daily to maintain a healthy mouth. When you come to our office for your rountine exam, be sure to tell us that you are pregnant.