An incredible time in a woman’s life, pregnancy is a time of not only changes in the body but oral health as well. So in addition to seeing your OB-GYN for regular visits throughout pregnancy, we also encourage you to schedule an appointment to see us for a checkup.
Practice Proper Oral Hygiene
While pregnancy can cause morning sickness, back pain and a host of other issues, women also may experience the following dental problems:
Cravings for sugary foods
Vomiting while brushing teeth
Did you know that, according to some research, dental disease can affect a developing baby? Eight out of every 100 premature births may be triggered by periodontal disease.
The good news is that women will be less likely to have gum disease and other dental problems during pregnancy if they practice excellent oral hygiene habits such as brushing, flossing and getting checkups.
Other Ways to Keep Teeth Healthy
In addition to practicing healthy oral hygiene habits, it’s essential to increase your daily amount of calcium during pregnancy. Sufficient calcium will protect your bone mass and meet the nutritional needs of your developing baby. Good sources of dietary calcium include products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt and calcium-fortified soymilk.
We Love Caring for Expectant Mums
My team and I have a particular interest in dental care throughout pregnancy and love to answer queries and treat expectant mums about optimal oral hygiene care. Also, if you are trying to get pregnant, but are also planning on having some elective dental procedures, please contact us today. If you are pregnant, please let us know so we can take necessary precautions.
If you are pregnant, please let us know so we can take necessary precautions.
Maintaining excellent oral health throughout your pregnancy and afterwards is essential when it comes to enjoying overall health. We invite you to book an appointment with us today!