How To Care For Your Teeth When Expecting
So, how do you avoid the dental problems that can arise during pregnancy? Easy: be consistent in your normal oral care routine!
- Eat healthy. Nutrition is important for your teeth, as well as the teeth of your developing baby. A nutrient-rich diet is the best thing you can do for your oral and overall health.
- Brush regularly. As usual, brush at least two times a day for two minutes, and if possible, brush with toothpaste that contains fluoride.
- Floss. Need we remind you? Flossing at least once a day helps prevent pregnancy gingivitis.
- Use mouthwash. Antimicrobial mouthwash fights the bacteria that contribute to gingivitis and periodontal disease.
- Tell your dentist you’re pregnant. If X-rays, medication, or anesthetics are being considered, your dentist can weigh the risks and do what’s best for you and your baby.
- Visit your dentist. Preventive dental care while pregnant is essential to avoid oral infections. When you find out you’re pregnant, make an appointment and speak to your dentist about how you can avoid pregnancy-related dental problems.
Questions from expectant moms are common and The American Dental Association has created this video with helpful tips to stay mouth healthy for you and the babe.
For more oral health pregnancy care tips, visit the ADA education topic at MouthHealthy.org and the Campaign for Dental Health at the American Association of Pediatrics and the Children’s Dental Health Project.
A Healthy Mouth For Mom, Is a Healthy Start For Baby
Visits to your dentist during your pregnancy are just as important as visits to your healthcare provider. We care about the dental and overall health of you and your child. So, between trips to the doctor and Babies-R-Us, don’t let your visit with us fall off of your pregnancy to-do list!
Please do not hesitate to call us at 603-692-9229 to schedule an appointment or discuss any concerns.
Congratulations, take care and prepare yourself for a most amazing new beginning!
Your Friends at KDA