How to Take Care of Teeth during Pregnancy
Updated on Friday 21st October 2016
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A proper oral hygiene is recommended for a pregnant woman, not only for her, but for the baby too. This delicate and special period in a woman’s life implies many body and hormone changes, due to the increased levels of estrogen and progesterone circulation that can cause bleeding gum tissues, therefore, the appearance of gingivitis is inevitable. Our dentists in Dubai can provide you with information and details about how to take care of your teeth during pregnancy.
Essential dental care recommendations for a pregnant woman
First of all, it is necessary to tell your dentist that you are pregnant, because the conditions regarding your dental hygiene might change a bit, and other treatment plans and recommendations will apply. In order to avoid tartar development, you should respect the same habits, like washing, brushing and flossing the teeth, twice a day. Pregnant women have morning sicknesses, therefore, the Dubai dentist recommends waiting about 30 minutes after vomiting or reflux, to brush the teeth. The fluoride rinse is still suggested because it protects the teeth enamel, prevents developing decay and refreshes the mouth. There are pregnant women who cannot stand washing the teeth with a regular toothbrush, due to an unpleasant morning mood. In this situation, our dentist in Dubai recommends you to use toothbrushes designed for kids and to control and focus on your breathing while washing and brushing the teeth.
If you have special dental problems that have been found later in your pregnancy, you might want to avoid the dental X-rays. But if your dentist considers it is necessary, some special protection and attention will be needed. The pregnancy period definitely asks for extreme attention and this implies teeth also. Don’t forget to get your calcium and phosphorus from the dairy foods, if you are not allergic to them. It is quite important to keep your teeth strong and healthy, by adding minerals and vitamins.
What is passing decay- causing bacteria?
Except for the babies, every individual presents different levels of decay-causing bacteria in the mouth and can be transmitted from person to person. Having a baby means a special attention to details, including not giving the same spoon you have used to him because bacteria can rapidly appear and develop into severe decay or other illnesses. Our dentists in Dubai recommend extra care and the same necessary routines, like washing and brushing the teeth every morning and before getting into bed. In order to avoid bacteria, plaque, and acid, it is necessary to eat healthy, for you and your baby, and to eliminate sugars, snacks, or juices.
Regular dental check-ups for every pregnant woman
Pregnancy is a special period in every woman’s life, therefore you need to pay special attention to health, and that includes teeth also. Regular visits to your dentist are mandatory, due to certain changes to your body. If you notice swollen gums, bleeding gums or plaque development, you should schedule a visit to the dentist. He is the one who can advise you on the best path to keep the teeth and gums healthy. Regarding the medication for your dental problem, the dentist in Dubai will carefully choose the type you need. Many antibiotics are good for pregnant women, while others are forbidden. Dental treatments in the first and in the second pregnancy period should be avoided, as a precaution. Also, dentists recommend letting the teeth whitening procedure after the pregnancy period.
We invite you to contact our team of dentists in Dubai if you want additional information or details about how to take care of your teeth during pregnancy.