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Feb
25

Dental Care For Pregnant Women

Congratulations on your pregnancy!  This is an exciting time for you and your family, and you have many things to juggle and think about during this time.  Your oral and dental health is no exception…make sure to take some time to see your dentist and to talk about ways to keep your mouth and teeth (and your baby!) healthy during this time.

If you are a high-risk pregnancy, contact your obstetrician and discuss whether or not you should have your routine dental cleaning and checkup. Always make sure you dentist knows you are pregnant when you go to visit so appropriate precautions can be taken.  Please know that for most women, dental visits are not only safe during pregnancy, but recommended.

When you are pregnant, be sure to do the following things:

  • Brush twice a day, with a toothpaste that contains fluoride and has been approved by the ADA.
  • Floss at least once a day, to help keep your gums healthy.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet. You are feeding two, but make sure you are eating meals and snacks that are appropriate and nutritious.
  • Some women during pregnancy notice that they develop more plaque or tartar on their teeth.  If this is happening to you, talk to your dentist about using a special mouth rinse designed to help eliminate plaque and microbes.

Congratulations on this exciting time in your life.  Do not forget to make your dentist and dental hygienist a part of your health care team as you plan for your new package to arrive in a few months!

Posted on the behalf of Executive Park Dentistry

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