Important Dental Tips for Pregnant Women - Southern Dental Care

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Oh, baby! That big day in the delivery room is coming. As excited as you are about the little one being on its way, there are some important dental tips for pregnant women. When pregnant, your progesterone levels and other hormones change drastically. When this happens, it affects your body chemistry and can take a toll on your oral health. To make sure pregnancy does not negatively impact your smile, be sure to keep these tips in mind.

Dental Tips for Pregnant Women

Schedule Regular Appointments — Before, during, and after your pregnancy, it’s important to get in touch with a dentist to keep your oral health in check. At these routine appointments, a dental hygienist will clean your teeth and check how healthy your gums are. The hormones produced by pregnancy could affect your gum health, so having your gums checked for potential gingivitis or periodontal disease is important.
Actively Floss and Brush — Flossing your teeth once a day is recommended at all points in your life, but remembering to do so is even more important when your gum health is at risk as a pregnant woman. Lack of flossing can lead to gingivitis and poor gum health, especially during pregnancy. It doesn’t matter which trimester you’re in, either!

Be sure to brush your teeth regularly, as well. Getting the front and back of every tooth is important because it keeps you from experiencing tooth decay. Aslo brush your teeth carefully after enjoying snacks. For instance, if you get up in the middle of the night for a bedtime snack, you should definitely brush again.

Skip Major Services — During your third trimester, you want to avoid any major root canals and other oral procedures. Procedures like these require medications that might negatively impact your baby during its key growth and development period. It’s also important that you do not receive any X-rays at this time as these could affect your baby’s development. Instead, plan any major procedure or X-ray well before or after your big day.

Keep Up with Dental Visits — After your pregnancy, it’s still important to maintain your oral health. Most women should plan on going to two dental appointments per year. This way, you can teach your child to value dental health and also have a healthy smile year round.

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We’d like to congratulate you on your growing family! Many of our team members have children of their own and know how exciting this time is. If you need a dentist or want more dental tips for pregnant women from professionals who’ve had their own kids, reach out to Southern Dental Care. We cannot wait to work with you and your little one!

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