Dental Health While Pregnant
Being pregnant will bring on so many changes, during pregnancy, and after. At times it seems a bit overwhelming to make sure you are taking good care of yourself, and we have a tendency to put our health on the back burner. But when it comes to our teeth, we need to be diligent about taking care of them, especially during pregnancy.
Morning Sickness is something most women will have during some part of their pregnancy…..and no, it]s not always in the morning. But being sick like that, can be cause for concern with your oral health. The acid in the stomach can be so strong that it can cause and contribute to tooth erosion. Having heartburn and acid reflux later during the pregnancy, can have the same effect on your teeth. Brushing your teeth right after dealing with morning sickness isn’t always the best thing. Instead, the best thing you can do is swish with baking soda and water afterwards. This will help strengthen and protect your enamel. The baking soda helps neutralize the acid that is in your stomach, so mix about a teaspoon of baking soda with one cup of water. Use this mixture and rinse your mouth before you brush. Best Dentist Around Me Linwood NJ 08221
Make sure above all, you stay consistent with going to the dentist. They can help keep you and the baby healthy. Always share your medical information with you dentist, and that includes when you are pregnant. Your dental treatment may need to be adjusted to accommodate you, especially if you need certain procedures. If you do need mild dental work, like cavities filled, the best time is during the second trimester.
Pregnancy brings major changes to your body and your lifestyle. It is safe to visit your dentist and have your teeth cleaned when you are pregnant, and is actually encouraged by OB/GYN’s. Best Dentist Around Me Linwood NJ 08221
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