Parker M Jarvis DDS
General Dentist
     
555 West Schrock Road Suite 120 = Westerville = OH 43081 = (614) 882-5208
 

Pregnancy and gum disease
 

Many mothers have experienced gum disease, dental pain and/or tooth extraction during or shortly after their pregnancy.  This is often seen as being a "normal" side effect of being pregnant.  However Dr. Jarvis feels that dental disease, which is an infection of the teeth and/or gums, is not "normal" for any patient.

There are three basic events that happen during pregnancy which make the patient more susceptible to dental disease. First, hormonal changes may make the gums more susceptible to gum disease.

Second, pregnant women tend to eat smaller, more frequent meals, exposing their teeth and gums to sugars and acids more often. Third, cravings for "junk foods" and inadequate oral hygiene pose an increased threat to the teeth and gums.

Pregnant women in the Westerville area are advised to schedule a dental evaluation and receive preventive dental care at Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc.  Personalized oral hygiene instruction by Dr. Jarvis will be given to fight disease and promote overall good health for the mother and her baby.


Please call us at (614) 882-5208 to schedule a complete examination.
 

Dental Disease During Pregnancy
In Westerville Ohio and the surrounding
Columbus - New Albany - Gahanna - Worthington OH areas.


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Dr. Jarvis is licensed to perform all listed services as a general dentist. This provider is not a specialist in family, crowns,
gum disease, sedation, prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic, whitening, implants and non-specialty interest
areas that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.