Emma Roberts Says She Had A Major Sweet Tooth While Expecting

Posted on 3/21/2022 by office
Emma Roberts Says She Had A Major Sweet Tooth While ExpectingYou know Emma Rose Roberts, the star of American Horror Story. She is also the niece of the famous actress Julia Roberts. Emma got her first baby towards the end of 2020. Amidst all those amazing moments, Emma confesses that her pregnancy was made challenging by her love for sweets. Emma couldn't have enough of The Great Candycopia, a Salt and Straw ice cream, and cupcakes with sprinkles.

Emma's Situation isn't Unique

Changes in hormones during pregnancy can cause increased cravings for some foods. Sadly, this can increase the risk for dental disease in expectant mothers. Around 4 in 10 pregnant women develop what is known as pregnancy gingivitis, a form of periodontal disease that occurs in expectant women. The disease arises from plaque buildup on tooth surfaces and bacteria that infect the gums. These bacteria love eating sugar, which many women crave in the time of pregnancy.

How to Minimize the Risk of Dental Disease

If you are expecting a baby, there are things you can do to help reduce your risk of developing dental disease. First, ensure a proper oral hygiene regimen by brushing and flossing daily since it helps combat decay and gum disease. Secondly, control your sugar intake. Since you may have craving for sweets, make efforts to cut back, though it may not be easy. Just give your best effort and consider eating protein-rich foods and dairy foods instead of refined carbs like candies and pastries.

Thirdly, maintain regular dental visits. Ensure you see a dentist regularly for cleanings to help reduce plaque and prevent gum disease. The dentist will clean away the hardened plaque known as tartar, which you are unable to remove with regular brushing and flossing at home. Last but not least, get the needed treatment.

You may be hesitant about getting a dental procedure during pregnancy because you are concerned about the safety of the baby. However, when you let the dentist know that you are pregnant, you will be given the right treatment even if it involves local anesthesia. Contact us today if you have gum disease and you are pregnant. Find out more by visiting our dental office.

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