Being pregnant: Pregnancy comes with many responsibilities—and
oral hygiene is no exception. For most women, routine dental visits are safe during
pregnancy, but let your dental office know what month you are in when you make your
appointment. If yours is a high-risk pregnancy or you have some other medical condition,
your dentist and your physician may recommend that the treatment be postponed. Be
sure to let your dentist know if there is any change in the medications you take
or if you have received any special advice from your physician. The benefits of
receiving dental care during pregnancy far outweighs potential risks.
Be sure to keep your dentist informed: Inform your dentist about
of any changes in your mouth such as swelling, redness or bleeding.
Tips for maintaining a healthy mouth during pregnancy:
The IDA recommends that you brush thoroughly with a toothpaste containing fluoride
containing toothpaste twice a day.
Floss between your teeth daily.
Eat a balanced diet. If you snack, do so in moderation.
Visit your dentist regularly for a professional cleaning and check- up.
If you need help controlling plaque, your dentist may recommend rinsing at night
with an antimicrobial mouth rinse.
If you have morning sickness and are vomiting frequently, try rinsing with a teaspoon
of baking soda mixed with water. If possible, avoid tooth brushing directly after
vomiting when stomach acids repeatedly come into contact with teeth, the effects
of erosion can eventually cause tooth enamel to wear away.
Refrain from smoking /drinking and drugs.
Remain Stress Free: Being happy,peaceful and content is the key to good health.