Pregnancy and Teeth

Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy is a must – it is not the time to stop doing what you do! There are just a couple of things that you want to keep in mind!

Morning sickness happens – we know! Be sure to rinse your mouth out with water or a mouth wash after vomiting. That way the acid doesn’t sit in your mouth and wear your teeth away. The toothpaste you currently use might give you the feeling that you are going to vomit – try switching to a bland toothpaste during this time.

Make sure your dentist knows you are pregnant so you do not have to get x-rays. They might not know you are pregnant from looking at you – so make sure you tell them, even if you haven’t told anyone else.

Don’t skip your dental checkup appointment. Exams are important because with all the changes in your body you are at an increased risk for periodontal disease and tender – or bleeding gums or gingivitis. If you feel it is more than an acceptable amount make please make sure you speak with your dentist.

Making sure that you keep your teeth healthy is still important during this exigent time in your life!