Pregnancy and Oral Health-Art of Cosmetic Dentistry

Your journey with your child’s oral health begins with your pregnancy. It is important to maintain your best oral health when pregnant. Be sure to brush and floss two times daily, and to¬†incorporate an over the counter rinse like Listerine. Routine dental cleaning appointments are important for keeping your mouth healthy as some women experience gingivitis during pregnancy. During your appointment make sure you let your dentist know that you are pregnant, how far along you are, and any health concerns your obstetrician has for you. Any treatment or radiographs needed¬†would need to be cleared with your obstetrician as well should you experience a dental problem during your pregnancy. While women frequently experience cravings and increased appetite during pregnancy it is important to limit consumption of sweets to decrease your risk of getting decay. It is also important to consume foods rich in Vitamins A, C, and D as well as calcium and phosphorus for your baby’s developing teeth. If you are having a problem with vomiting, rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in a cup of water. Following these few tips will help you and your baby during your pregnancy.