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Pregnancy and your oral health..

Can Oral Health Have an Effect on Pregnancy?

Growing evidence suggests a link between gum disease and premature, underweight births. Pregnant women who have gum disease may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small.

More research is needed to confirm how gum disease affects pregnancy outcomes. But it appears that gum disease triggers increased levels of biological fluids that induce labor. Data also suggests that when gum disease worsens during pregnancy, there's a higher risk of having a premature baby.

What Oral Problems Might Develop During My Pregnancy?

Studies show that many pregnant women experience pregnancy gingivitis — when dental plaque builds up on the teeth and irritates the gums. Symptoms include red, inflamed and bleeding gums.

Pregnancy gingivitis occurs more frequently during pregnancy because the increased level of hormones exaggerates the way gums react to the irritants in plaque. However, it's still plaque — not hormones — that is the major cause of gingivitis.

Keeping your teeth clean, especially near the gumline, will help dramatically reduce or even prevent gingivitis during your pregnancy. And substituting sweets with more wholesome foods such as cheese, fresh fruits or vegetables is better for your teeth.

Meet your dentist


Dr. Paul Davidoff and his highly trained team of dental professionals ensure the delivery of high quality dentistry services, tailored completely to the individual, delivered with the utmost courtesy and respect.

Dr. Davidoff takes pride in ensuring his training & skills cover modern dental techniques.

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Meet our Team


Our team realise that a visit to the dentist has traditionally been fraught with fear.

The staff at Jervis Bay Dental work hard to ensure our practice provides you with a positive treatment experience, without any worry of pain or confusion while 'in the chair'.

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Our Location


Our surgery is located at 19 The Wool Road, Vincentia. We proudly serve Jervis Bay, St. Georges Basin and surrounding areas.

We are within walking distance of Coles & the Vincentia Shopping Village and are close to public transport. Convenient, private, off street parking is available.

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