Pregnancy takes a major toll on the body, but many people fail to realize it impacts just about everything, including your oral health. Therefore, it’s important to pay close attention to taking care of your teeth to ensure the least impact on your long-term dental health.
Although regular brushing and flossing should be part of your daily routine already, it’s even more essential when you are pregnant. Be sure you don’t miss out on any of your daily brushings. You should perform this daily task two to three times a day.
Eat a Balanced Diet
There are many reasons you should be eating well when you are pregnant. Even if you have strong cravings for junk food, it’s important to make sure you are eating as much healthy food as possible. This will ensure your body has all the nutrients necessary to help your growing baby, as well as keep your teeth as healthy as possible. It’s also important not to eat too many snacks.
Use a Softer Toothbrush
It’s normal for pregnant women to experience bleeding gums, even when their oral health is generally good. This is due to an increased blood flow in the body. To help minimize the amount of bleeding you experience, it may be beneficial to switch to a softer toothbrush. This ensures you can comfortably brush throughout your pregnancy.
Keep Your Regular Visits
You may not feel well and the idea of the dentist poking around in your mouth may not seem appealing, it’s essential to get this care during your pregnancy. Be sure to let your dentist know you are pregnant and how far along so they can use treatments approved for pregnancy.
Taking good care of your teeth is always important, but it’s even more critical during your pregnancy for both your sake and your baby’s. If you are looking for an experienced dentist to provide the highest level of care, contact us.