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How to Care for Your Teeth when Pregnant
March 06, 2017  |  Dental Health

How to Care for Your Teeth when Pregnant

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.

1st Trimester

  • 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. 

 2nd Trimester

  • 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.

 3rd Trimester

  • 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.

Nursing Post-Partum

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.

Our dentists can help you improve the health of your mouth during pregnancy. Our dentists can also find and treat problems with your teeth and gums. Just call us @ 855-996-3513

Source: riverrundentalspa.com