This being so, pre-pregnancy dental health is very important, so prior to aiming for a baby make sure to brush and floss twice a day and use mouth wash and maintain regular dentist appointments. Even if you are not aiming for a baby this is a good practice to be in. When you are pregnant make sure that your dentist knows about the pregnancy as their care for you will have to be altered.
Morning sickness can be detrimental to dental health as the bile contained in the vomit is corrosive to enamel and the dehydration caused by vomiting can also have a negative impact on the health of your teeth, mouth and gums. Try not to brush your teeth straight after vomiting, wait an hour or so. Instead, rinse your mouth with tap water, and use some mouthwash or a dab of toothpaste instead.
Although food cravings are strange and powerful forces to contend with, try and substitute the salty, fatty and sugary foods you crave with low fat and low sugar alternatives.
Increased calcium intake is essential to help ensure good dental health, and supplements may be required for those women who are unable to get enough from their diet or those who choose not to consume dairy products for whatever reason. Vitamin D also helps the body absorb calcium efficiently, so an increase in foods containing Vitamin D or another supplement may be called for too.
Smoking while pregnant not only harms your baby, it is also overall bad for your dental health. If you are having trouble quitting please consult your health professional.
Your dentist, GP, midwife and obstetrician are all of good use to you when it comes to advise and support around your overall and dental health before, during and after your pregnancy!
Use the help available and don't be afraid to ask for assistance with what you need, these people's job is to help you in any way they are able to! To speak with a professional dentist with many years experience in the field, get in touch with the Wisdom Teeth Professionals today.