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Pregnancy Care

It's important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while you are pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk of developing gum disease, which in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby.Below are some tips to help you maintain good oral health before, during, and after your pregnancy.

Before You Get Pregnant-

Try to make a dental appointment before getting pregnant. That way, your teeth can be professionally cleaned, your gum tissue can be carefully examined, and any oral health problems can be treated in advance of your pregnancy.

It's important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while you are pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk of developing gum disease, which in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby.Below are some tips to help you maintain good oral health before, during, and after your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Care

Dental Care While You Are Pregnant

Tell your dentist (and doctor) if you are pregnant.

As a precautionary measure, dental treatments during the first trimester and second half of the third trimester should be avoided as much as possible. These are critical times in the baby's growth and development and it's simply wise to avoid exposing the mother to procedures that could in any way influence the baby's growth and development. However, routine dental care can be received during the second trimester. All elective dental procedures should be postponed until after the delivery.

Tell your dentist the names and dosages of all medications you are taking

including medications and prenatal vitamins prescribed by your doctor  as well as any specific medical advice your doctor has given you. Your dentist may need to alter your dental treatment plan based on this information. Certain drugs -- for example, such as tetracycline -- can affect the development of your child's teeth and should not be given during the pregnancy.

Avoid dental X-rays during pregnancy

If X-rays are essential (such as in a dental emergency), your dentist will use extreme caution to safeguard you and your baby. Advances in technology have made X-rays much safer today than in past decades.

Don't skip your dental checkup appointment simply because you are pregnant

Now more than any other time, regular periodontal (gum) examinations are very important because pregnancy causes hormonal changes that put you at increased risk for periodontal disease and for tender gums that bleed easily a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. Pay particular attention to any changes in your gums during pregnancy. If tenderness, bleeding or gum swelling occurs at any time during your pregnancy, talk with your dentist or periodontist as soon as possible.

Follow good oral hygiene practices to prevent and/or reduce oral health problems.

Coping With Morning Sickness-If morning sickness is keeping you from brushing your teeth, change to a bland-tasting toothpaste during your pregnancy. Ask your dentist or hygienist to recommend brands.Rinse your mouth out with water or a mouth rinse if you suffer from morning sickness and have bouts of frequent vomiting. To neutralize acid after vomiting, pregnant women should rinse the mouth with a mixture of a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in a cup of water.

Eating Right for Your Teeth and Baby

Avoid sugary snacks. Sweet cravings are common during pregnancy. However, keep in mind that the more frequently you snack, the greater the chance of developing tooth decay. Additionally, some studies have shown that the bacteria responsible for tooth decay are passed from the mother to the child. So be careful of what you eat.

Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Your baby's first teeth begin to develop about three months into your pregnancy. Healthy diets containing dairy products, cheese and yogurt are a good source of these essential minerals and are good for your baby's developing teeth, gums, and bones.

After You've Had Your Baby

If you experienced any gum problems (including pregnancy gingivitis or a pregnancy tumor) during your pregnancy, see your dentist soon after delivery to have your entire mouth examined and your periodontal health evaluated.

6 dental care tips for to-be moms

  • Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily.
  • Choose water or low-fat milk as a beverage. Avoid carbonated beverages during pregnancy.
  • X-rays should be avoided as far as possible
  • Eat a healthy diet. Foods that contain calcium can help your teeth and bones become stronger. Avoid sweets as that can lead to formation of cavities.
  • Go for regular dental check-ups.
  • A troublesome wisdom tooth should be removed, especially if it is an impacted one. All cavities should be filled.

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