How to Prevent Gingivitis as a Pregnant Woman

Updated on Saturday 25th November 2017

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Pregnancy is a very special period in a woman’s life, and the health of the baby will pretty much depend on how the future mother takes care of her. The denture also needs a special care during pregnancy, in order to avoid decay, cavities or gingivitis. Our dentists in Dubai recommend pregnant women to schedule some dental visits and discover in time possible teeth problems. Among the dental services we offer in Dubai, we mention that a smile and the overall denture can be restored with dental implants in Dubai.

The first signs of gingivitis at a pregnant woman

Many pregnant women discover that sensations change a little bit, and they feel sick when brushing the teeth. The stomach reflux is usually the problem when using the toothpaste, but the recommendation is to continue with the daily habits like brushing and flossing the teeth, otherwise, bacteria and dental plaque will develop and transform into gingivitis. The most common sign of gingivitis is bleeding gums, an issue which should raise question marks about the status of the teeth. In this situation, our Dubai dentist suggests pregnant women schedule a dental clinic and see how this problem can be solved. In our modern dental clinics in Dubai, pregnant women can receive a complete dental check-up and also a professional dental cleaning.

Professional dental cleanings for pregnant women

Your dentist in Dubai must know from the very beginning that you are pregnant. In this situation, a professional dental cleaning will not involve dental x-rays, in order to protect the baby. Instead, there are numerous dental instruments which can be used when performing dental check-ups and cleanings. The dentist will remove the dental plaque which in most cases stands at the base of forming the gingivitis. Special rinses and toothpaste with a particular amount of fluoride will be used in such dental treatment. This way, gingivitis can be treated and even avoided in the future, considering also the remedies at home.

Taking care of the teeth at home

Without a doubt, for the health of the teeth, everyone should respect the daily habits like brushing and flossing the teeth. It is also the case of pregnant women who must understand that their health will imply the evolution of the baby. Any sign of cavity should be treated in a dental office without letting it develop into a more severe dental problem. Preventing or curing gingivitis means that you won’t enter the next stage of the illness: periodontitis. In addition to the well-known ways of taking care of the teeth, we mention that a balanced diet based on fruits, vegetables, white meat, cereals and products based on milk instead of sugary items or carbohydrates should be adopted not only by pregnant women but also by everyone who wants healthy teeth and a general well-being.

If you are a pregnant woman and you consider it is time to see how your teeth are, please feel free to contact our team of dentists in Dubai for information about our dental services we can offer.


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