Pregnancy can have a huge toll on a smile, which is why dental care and oral hygiene are extremely important. If you are currently growing a little bun in your oven, we strongly recommend doing everything you can to care for your teeth and gums each day. To help you do so, we ask that you do the following things throughout your pregnancy:
Keep up on oral hygiene
Do your best to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. As you do these things, please use products that have been approved by the American Dental Association. That way, you are using the best tools for your smile.
Talk to your dentist
Make sure you attend your dental checkups and cleanings every six months. When you come into our office, tell your dentist that you are pregnant so we can treat your smile accordingly. We also ask you to tell us about any medications you are taking.
Watch for changes in the mouth
There are many oral health issues that can arise during pregnancy, like pregnancy gingivitis and pregnancy tumors, so please watch for any changes in your mouth. Some changes might be red, bleeding, or swollen gums or even red, raspberry-like sores on the surfaces of your gums.
Have a healthy diet
Make sure you get sufficient amounts of nutrients, like vitamins A, C, and D, protein, and calcium, while you are pregnant. This will help you maintain a healthy smile and it will also help your baby grow into the chompers they need as they get older. Also, please do your best to keep snacking to a minimum throughout the day.
Deal with morning sickness
If you suffer from morning sickness, your smile is in grave danger. The stomach acid in your vomit can severely destroy your smile if you let it. So, rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of baking soda and water to keep the acid from attacking your teeth.
Our team at Skyline Dental Associates cares for you and your oral health, and we are happy to help you if you need it! So, if you have any questions or if you need help completing the mentioned tasks, please do not hesitate to call (613) 226-4562. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor if you are due for a dental checkup or if you have any concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!