Are you or is someone you know pregnant? Congratulations!! 😀 Now that you’ve got a little bundle of joy on the way, you may be hoping that you can ditch the dentist for a few months…but you may want to think twice about skipping those appointments. Pregnancy is actually the time to take extra special care of your teeth and gums. During pregnancy, elevated hormone levels during pregnancy can cause the gums to swell, bleed, and trap food, which could increase your risk of developing certain dental infections. So call up your dentist and make that appointment! And don’t forget to make those very important check-up appointments for your children every six months to protect their beautiful smiles!