You're pregnant - congratulations! There are many changes that expecting mothers have to make, and one of those is how they approach their dental care. I've put together a list of top dental tips to help guide you during your pregnancy months.
Communicate With Your Dentist
It’s crucial to communicate to your dentist that you’re pregnant. He or she will know what to avoid that may cause a health concern during your dental visits such as x-rays.
Avoid Elective Dental Procedures
Refraining from elective dental procedures such as teeth whitening will help to avoid any complications that can occur potentially creating complications for you or your baby.
Continue Getting Regular Dental Check-Ups
Seeing your dentist regularly is a key component to maintaining good dental health and completely fine to continue while you’re pregnant.
Change to a Bland-Tasting Toothpaste
Many women experience some form of morning sickness during their pregnancy, and changing out your toothpaste to a more bland flavored toothpaste can reduce the amount of triggers to morning sickness.
Maintain a Balanced Diet
Believe it or not, your child’s teeth begin developing at about three months during pregnancy along with their bones and key organs and need the proper nutrition to do so. It’s important to avoid sugary treats and get nutritionally-dense foods such as dairy products, leafy greens and protein-rich foods.
Keep Brushing & Flossing
Maintaining a healthy mouth is essential to not only your long term health but your baby's. Continue brushing and flossing just as you normally would.