Pregnancy and Dental Care

Pregnancy and Dental Care

Posted by Palm Court Dental on Nov 29 2021, 08:37 AM

Many pregnant women are concerned about their nutrition, environment, and routine. These same women, however, frequently overlook their dental health throughout their pregnancy. 

This lack of dental health awareness might have serious effects. Pregnancy frequently causes changes that can result in major dental disorders, putting both the mother and the infant in danger.

Palm Court Dental in Fontana, CA, offers not only the best dental treatments based on your needs but also important information on how to care for your dental health during pregnancy.

Tips for Pregnant Women on Dental Care

  • Visit the Dentist

Some pregnant women avoid routine dental visits throughout their pregnancy for fear of endangering the baby. This is not a good idea as women are more susceptible to gum disease and cavities during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Allowing such conditions to progress may have an indirect ill effect on the baby and increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth. 

  • Watch for Gingivitis

Even if you get regular dental checkups, it is crucial to keep an eye out for any signs of gum disease in between visits. Pregnancy gingivitis can be caused by increased blood flow and hormonal changes. Germs that assault your gums can potentially enter your bloodstream and endanger your pregnancy if you have this disease. 

  • Brush Regularly

Brushing your teeth may not be on your list of priorities especially when you are feeling ill in the morning. However, it is critical to brush your teeth twice a day since, during pregnancy, your teeth are at a higher risk than usual.

  • Limit Sugar Intake

When you consume sugar, it will stick to your teeth and allow bacteria to feed on it, excreting acid in return. This is exactly how sugar erodes your teeth. You should not try to fully eliminate carbs or sugars from your diet while pregnant. However, you should monitor your daily intake and make healthier choices like whole grains, fruits, and other nutritious foods.

  • Take Your Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins can boost your oral health as well as your baby's development. During pregnancy, your body demands additional calcium. A lack of calcium can also affect your teeth. Prenatal vitamins containing calcium, vitamin D, and other essential vitamins or minerals should be taken daily to keep your teeth strong during your pregnancy.

Get in touch with Palm Court Dental for the best dental services in Fontana, California. You can reach us at (909) 829-3994 or visit us at 17122 Slover Ave Suite 103, Fontana, CA 92337.

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