Oral Health and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, you need to establish good dental hygiene routines as soon as possible.

  • Eat nutritious foods that will ultimately help your baby build strong teeth
  • Avoid sugary, sticky, and starchy foods that form an acid that destroys tooth enamel
  • If you are snacking frequently rinse your mouth out with water if you can’t brush right away
  • Brush with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day to slow plaque accumulation
  • Floss well to cut down on gingivitis, which is aggravated by pregnancy hormones
  • Get more frequent cleanings in our office to protect against gum disease and cavities

Your body will experience many changes during pregnancy. If you notice anything about your dental health that causes you concern, give us a call.

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