Before You Pregnant
- Visit your dentist to make sure your teeth and gums are in healthy condition
- Increased hormones when you get pregnant can get your teeth and gums extra sensitive.
- Tell your dentist you are pregnant.
- Check your dental insurance if you receive any additional cleanings while pregnant.
- Changes in your hormones level can cause puffy gums and inflammation this is called pregnancy Gingivitis.
- Use Bland Toothpaste to avoid morning sickness.
- Rinse your mouth out frequently if suffering from morning sickness.
- Your dentist may recommend a fluoride rinse to use while pregnant.
- Use a soft toothbrush to avoid vomiting.
- Don’t brush right after vomiting.
- Avoid surgery snacks even though you may be craving them.
- Maintain a diet of plenty of vitamin C, Calcium and Vitamin B12 – these will all help build healthy teeth.
- Refrain from bleaching your teeth. There is no evidence to suggest that it may harm your baby most dentists still discourage it.
- Sometimes people may get small temporary tumors in their mouth or cheeks while pregnant. This is referred to as Pyogenic Granuloma AKA Pregnancy Tumors.
- Avoid dental treatments during last 6 weeks of pregnancy.
- Remain especially through in your home care.
- Schedule a dental appointment for after the baby is born.
Development of your Child’s Teeth While You are Pregnant
- Baby teeth being to develop months into pregnancy. How you eat affects their development.
- Certain medications need to be avoided (antibiotics), because they can stain your baby’s teeth.