• February 3, 2020
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Planning for a healthy pregnancy

  • August 26, 2013
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Pregnancy FAQs – By Christine Fischer-Stoess

I know it may be a bit early but it seems that spring might be in the air! I have been noticing that this time of year seems to correlate with an increase in pregnancies with our patients. Congratulations to all of you who are expecting! You may have some questions about your oral health […]

  • September 7, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

What to expect (from your teeth and gums) when you’re expecting, part 4- Oral Diseases are Transmissible

Remember that periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay are transmissible, bacterial diseases. Bacteria you harbour in your mouth will eventually be transferred to your baby and decide their future oral health. If your oral health is extremely poor you may be affecting your baby already- severe periodontal disease in expectant mothers has been linked to […]

  • September 1, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

What to expect (from your teeth and gums) when you’re expecting, part 3- Frequent Snacking, Sleepless Nights

Every nutritionist will tell you that during pregnancy you are better off having 5 or more small meals and snacks then a few large meals.  They will also advise you to watch your sugar intake, especially if you are at risk of or are suffering from gestational diabetes. Frequent snacking may expose you to a higher […]

  • August 22, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

What to expect (from your teeth and gums) when you’re expecting, part 2- Erosion

Are you at that “glowing” stage when there is no outwardly evidence of your little bundle, except that you keep running to the toilet with your mouth covered up and you consider your day a success when you haven’t “sprayed” anyone or embarrassingly revealed in the most public space the contents of your stomach. Morning […]

  • July 2, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

What to expect (from your teeth and gums) when you’re expecting, part 1- Pregnancy Gingivitis

Congratulations to all your expectant mums out there, reading this pregnancy-related series of posts. Let me just start by answering my own question in the title so you can relax and read on without any risk of bursting your membranes, the answer is: “business as usual”! Ok, now we chased the boogie man out of […]

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