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Oral Hygiene & Pregnancy

Oral Hygiene & Pregnancy

Oral hygiene During PregnancyOral Hygiene During Pregnancy :is different for every woman; some enjoy each and every aspect of it while others can’t wait for those nine months to get over.

Becoming a mum changes your life, with that comes change in your emotions and hormonal levels as well.

Hormonal changes during pregnancy could make your gums easily inflamed and irritated, you might be experiencing exaggerated response to plaque buildup on your teeth.

The best time to visit your dental office is prior to planning your pregnancy to ensure that there is proper oral hygiene maintenance.

During pregnancy, the ideal time is second trimester for dental check up, because first and last trimesters are crucial for your baby’s development.

You should not brush your teeth after vomiting, as acids coming from your stomach can soften the teeth enamel and make it prone to fractures & cavities, brushing immediately can erode the surface of your teeth.

You must wait at least for half an hour or more and brush using a soft bristle toothbrush and a fluoride-based toothpaste.

Your dentist will avoid taking any x-ray unless it is deemed necessary, you can be assured that they will place a lead apron usually two with thyroid collar for protection.

For healthy teeth and gumsduring your pregnancy drink plenty of water, avoid sugars and acidic food and drinks, have a healthy diet, eat at least four servings of calcium rich food.

Don’t forget to rinse your mouth with water or baking soda with water to neutralize any acidity in mouth.

Make sure to make an appointment with your dentist if you have any concerns.

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