Your dental visit is very important to attend during your pregnancy. Seeing your dentist will help you fight against dental problems such as swelling, gingivitis, or gum disease that are usually more prone to appear when your hormones are changing. Here at Family Dentistry, our dental professionals want to provide the right treatment for you now more than ever.
Inform your dentist how far along you are in your pregnancy, any medications you’re taking, and you should be able to go about your regular checkup. If you are undergoing more extensive treatment, communicate with your dentist what options are best available, but it may be better to wait until the baby has arrived.
Since your hormones are constantly fluctuating, your gums are more likely to swell. This is where food can get trapped, causing infection. Be sure to brush at least twice a day, floss regularly, and use non-alcoholic mouthwash to clean your teeth and rid yourself of these pesky food particles.
Especially use mouthwash to rinse your mouth after morning sickness or any vomiting. Stomach acid can affect the outer layer of the tooth, the enamel. Another option to rinse is of course water, or a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with water.
Be sure to eat plenty of vitamins and minerals to strengthen your enamel as well as your growing baby’s teeth and bones. Your baby’s teeth can grow as early as six to eight weeks into the pregnancy, developing underneath the gums.
Call our office at 812.853.3313 here in Newburgh, Indiana, to arrange a consultation or appointment to receive the best dental care for you and your baby. Our team at Family Dentistry want to give you your best smile today!