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Dental Health Tips for Mom During Pregnancy

  • Continue to visit your dentist routinely. Many women prefer to schedule the appointments during their second trimester due to sensitivity during the first and the discomfort during the third.
  • Tell your dentist you are pregnant - this will help them determine the proper care for you.
  • Check your dental insurance to see if it covers multiple cleanings while you are pregnant
  • If you have morning sickness, try rinsing your mouth with a teaspoon of baking soda and water instead of brushing your teeth immediately after vomiting.
  • It is possible that you will develop pregnancy granulomas while pregnant. These are referred to as “pregnancy tumors”, but are not cancerous or dangerous. These can appear along the upper gum line.
  • X-rays, local anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide, “laughing gas”, are all safe throughout pregnancy.
  • Avoid dental treatments for the last six weeks of pregnancy, but clean your teeth thoroughly by brushing and flossing and with any additional rinses that your dentist may have recommended. 

Dental Health Tips for Mom Post-Partum:

·         Visit your dentist soon after delivery

·         X-rays, local anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide, “laughing gas”, are all safe while breastfeeding.

·         Continue to take good care of your oral health after baby is born!

Dental Health Tips for Baby

·         Clean baby’s mouth after feedings by wiping the gums with a clean, moist gauze pad or washcloth.

·         Schedule a visit to the dentist when baby’s teeth begin to come in! The American Dental Association recommends that this first visit happens within six months after baby’s first tooth has come in.  

References:

1.       https://riverrundentalspa.com/dental-care-pregnancy/      

2.       http://www.ada.org/en/~/media/MouthHealthy/Files/Alliance%20Prenatal%20Materials/Handout_English

 

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