Having a baby can be an exciting time for you and your spouse, and it’s no surprise that you want the absolute best for your baby’s health. Did you know that your dental health is linked to the health of your baby? Our team is going to show you why it is important to maintain proper oral care during your pregnancy and what you can do to ensure that happens.
Pregnancy changes hormonal balances in women, putting their mouth at risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and loose teeth. Maintain proper care of your mouth during pregnancy can help prevent these problems, here are some helpful ways you can do that:
Stick to the basics
One of the simplest ways you can care for your mouth during pregnancy is by flossing and brushing your teeth daily. Stick with a soft-bristled toothbrush and using fluoride mouthwash. If you experience morning sickness, rinse your mouth out after vomiting.
Visit your dentist regularly
If you aren’t pregnant yet, but want to start a family soon, it may be time to schedule an appointment with the dentist. Be sure to let your dentist know you are pregnant and if you have experienced any changes in your oral health.
Professional cleanings can benefit you and your baby throughout your pregnancy, preventing any future dental problems from happening. These cleanings should happen at the beginning of your pregnancy, in your second trimester and regularly after your child is born.
If you are considering having a baby or are pregnant, please give our office a call today to schedule your dental cleaning appointment and exam by calling (425) 361-0842!