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Pregnancy and Oral Health Elk Grove, CA
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While pregnancy brings with it a world of change in the body and mind of an expecting mother, it can also change her oral health. This is due to increased blood flow during pregnancy, an increase of acid in the mouth and rising hormonal levels, as explained by the March of Dimes. Thus, a pregnant woman is at a greater risk of having dental health problems. What’s more, the Maternal and Child Health Journal reports that a woman’s history with gum disease and/or dental caries can also impact the oral health of her child. Given the strong connection between oral and overall health, coupled with dental health risks during pregnancy, it’s more important than ever to commit to regular dental checkups.

Common Oral Health Problems During Pregnancy

Characterized by red, puffy gum tissues that tend to bleed during brushing, Gingivitis is often triggered during pregnancy due to rising progesterone levels. Though it is considered “early-stage” gum disease that is reversible, gingivitis should be taken seriously.
A serious form of gum disease, periodontitis occurs when there is an infection within the gum tissues and bones that hold teeth in place. Without question, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss.
Pregnancy Tumors
As benign lumps that form on swollen gum tissues, pregnancy tumors are believed to develop due to a buildup of plaque. In some cases, these tumors disappear on their own, while some must be surgically removed after pregnancy.
Tooth Decay
Given the high levels of acid in the mouth during pregnancy, tooth decay is more prevalent, as acid wears away tooth enamel. For women experiencing morning sickness, it’s important to understand that vomiting brings more acid into the mouth, coating the surfaces of teeth.

At Ora Dentistry, we realize that dental care is one more responsibility to add to a patient’s already busy schedule. This is especially true for expecting mothers. That’s why Dr. Dalla and our compassionate team have simplified the process, making dental care more convenient, flexible and affordable. If you’re pregnant, and you’ve yet to visit a dentist, Ora Dentistry invites you to make a lifelong investment in your health and the health of your child by calling today.

Posted on behalf of Ora Dentistry

2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000


Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm


Cynthia B.

Very confused by the website and advertising as an after hour/emergency dental service. I broke a tooth this evening and was looking for emergency dental services for the earliest appointment. I called and a receptionist/operator picked up on a Friday evening close to 8 p.m. and said that the emergency dental service was only for existing patients. That isn't on the website and in fact, the top line on the website states if you need emergency dental care , call. Don't mind that they aren't able to see me, but the operator needs a better script when explaining their services and should also provide better service or don't be an after hour receptionist. She also never asked me if I WAS an existing patient. Would love to give no stars, but I can't post unless I pick one. UPDATE: So wasn't expecting the owner of the practice to call me. I spoke with Dr. Dalla and he explained in detail their policies and calmed my anxiety regarding my broken tooth.. I appreciate that he is a business owner that pays attention to what is being said about his practice and would take the time to follow up. I may have found a new dentist.

Abida G.

I’ve been searching for a dental office for my special needs daughter for a long time. I called many offices explaining her situation that she had Autism and anxiety and I was told they didn’t see special needs kids. I came across Ora Dentistry through my google search and gave them a call explained to them my situation and they told me they’d be happy to see her. We scheduled an appointment. On the day of the appointment I called again and explained her situation and told them she would like her sister and mom to be there for support due to her anxiety and they were totally accommodating and that put me at ease. We got to our appointment and were greeted by Bridgette she was AMAZING with my daughter she made her feel SUPER comfortable through out the entire process! I’ve never seen my daughter so calm and relaxed. When the doctor came in to do his exam on her he too was beyond nice and again made my daughter feel at ease. I really have to thank Ora dentistry for their excellent service! If you have a special needs child this is the place to go! Highly recommend it!

Steve F.

Two years ago I visited this office to assess the viability of getting an implant for a lost tooth. On that first visit Dr. Dalla had x-rays taken, made the assessment, provided me with options, including performing an implant on a lost back molar. I consented, and right then and there, he performed the actual implant and gave me a return appointment to insure all was healing well. Then, 3 months later, he fitted me with the abutment and took impressions for the crown. Two weeks after that the crown was installed. Not only was the work done in record time, but it has been the best fitting crown I've ever had, and I've had 18 crowns in my lifetime of 68 years. This was my second implant. My first implant was by another dental office and does not come close to compare with Dr. Dalla's work. His implant and crown feel like healthy, natural teeth, and in fact, I chew most of my food using that new "molar." I wish I would have gone to him long ago. By far the best around. He is a perfectionist, and is demanding of himself. Just what you should want in someone performing your dental work. Highest recommendations!

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2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000

Opening Times:

Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm