Dental Care Tips During Pregnancy


Good oral health is essential to your child’s health and begins before childbirth. Here are tips and information on dental care during pregnancy.

  1. If you are considering becoming pregnant, it is best to schedule a thorough checkup to ensure proper, safe dental treatment before your pregnancy.
  2. Preterm labor is a fear for most mum-to-be’s, but periodontal disease prevention actually protects against premature births by preventing infection and inflammation.
  3. Hormonal changes in pregnancy increase your chances of gum disease by causing them to swell, bleed, and trap food; make sure you stick to your brushing and flossing routine.
  4. Dental procedures in the first and third trimester should be avoided as much as possible. Try to get any dental work done in the second trimester if possible.
  5. It is best to avoid X-ray treatments during pregnancy.
  6. Morning sickness may not mix well with your brushing routine. Try to switch to natural, flavorless toothpaste instead.
  7. Despite your cravings, try to avoid sweets more than ever. Your teeth are even more vulnerable to decay during your pregnancy.
  8. Your baby’s first teeth begin to develop 3 months into your pregnancy. Your healthy teeth, gums, and diet all contribute to the health of your baby.


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