The Oral Health Tasks You Need to Complete During Pregnancy

As you grow your baby inside your tummy, it’s very important to keep your smile in tip-top shape. To help you take care of your oral health during your pregnancy, we ask that you complete the following tasks:

Keep up on oral hygiene
Oral hygiene is vital if you want a successful oral health. So, when you brush, floss, and rinse each day, we recommend using products that have been approved by the American Dental Association. These products will deeply clean your smile all while caring for your teeth and gums.

Talk to your dentist
Talk to your dentist when you come into our office for your six month checkup. Make sure you mention that you are pregnant so we can look for any problems that could be related to pregnancy. We also ask you to tell us about any kinds of medications you are taking so we can treat your smile accordingly.

Watch for changes in the mouth
Pregnancy can change a lot of things about your body, and it can especially make major changes in your mouth. So, please watch out for any signs of pregnancy gingivitis or pregnancy tumors. The signs include red, swollen, or bleeding gums or red, raspberry-like sores on your gums. If you see these signs, visit your dentist immediately.

Have a healthy diet
Having a healthy diet can help you as well as your baby, so please do your best to consume the nutrients you need, like vitamins A, C, and D, protein, and calcium. Also, please refrain from snacking all day. Snacking can make you susceptible to tooth decay.

Deal with morning sickness
If you suffer from morning sickness, your smile is in grave danger. The stomach acid in your vomit can severely destroy your smile if you let it. So, rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of baking soda and water to keep the acid from attacking your smile.

If you need help completing these tasks, please do not hesitate to give Smiles Dental a call. Dr. Natanael Repta and our friendly dental team are here to help you in any way we can if you simply dial 541.378.4423 today. We will be happy to tell you how to complete the mentioned tasks as well as maintain a pristine oral health during your pregnancy.