Are you aware of what you have to do to keep your smile safe while you’re pregnant? Oftentimes women begin to neglect their oral health in favor of taking care of other aspects of their body. Never leave out your cleaning habits as they don’t take much time to accomplish and can provide the necessary care to keep your smile safe. Continuing cleaning habits is essential for optimum oral health while pregnant.
Your oral health care routines are essential for proper health while pregnant. There are several things you can do to ensure that your oral health risks are minimized as much as possible while pregnant. To make sure that your teeth are out of harm’s way for several health risks including gum disease, you may want to establish an effective dietary routine. By looking at your diet and analyzing all risks within it, you can help avoid dental damage associated with sugars and any other issues that may cause gum disease and tooth decay to arise.
Furthermore, continue to clean out your mouth by brushing and flossing daily with effective tools. Due to the risk of dental abrasion, you will want to avoid hard-bristled toothbrushes or overly abrasive toothpaste. For additional tools that are nonabrasive and safe for your smile, consider using mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum. If you need additional care for your oral health while pregnant, visit your dentist and let them know that you have a baby on the way. Also, be sure to let them know of any prenatal vitamins or medications that you may be taking
No matter the pregnancy dental health treatments you are in need of, Dr. Edward Garry and our team at Greenfield Family Dentistry are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up a consultation and come see us at our dental office in Greenfield, Indiana, please call us at 317-462-1252 to speak with a member of our team.