Hygiene is one of the major factors that needs to be taken care of during pregnancy. Along with other things, maintaining dental hygiene is a must for every pregnant women.
During pregnancy, you might experience redness or severe bleeding in the gums. This is referred to as pregnancy gingivitis which usually takes place in the front teeth. The reason for this to happen is an increase in the hormone level. The level of progesterone increases to ten times the normal level during pregnancy hence, inviting gum problems during pregnancy.
Regular dental cleaning is necessary for you and your baby. Go for a dental checkup and inform your dentist about your due date so that they can treat you keeping your gestational age in mind. Brush your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste twice a day for proper hygiene.
Here are some tips that can help you in maintaining dental hygiene during pregnancy:
Get Proper oral care: Routine dental care can be done at any time during pregnancy. Check with your obstetrician if you need to take some special precautions. Tell your dentist about your gestational age. If you have a recurring dental problem then x-rays and medication will be required but make sure extreme caution is taken to shield you and your baby from the rays. Do not ignore a prolonged dental issue during pregnancy.
Practice the oral care: Try cleaning your teeth twice daily and replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Do not share your toothbrush with anybody. After eating try consuming xylitol containing gum or mint this won’t cause tooth decay. In case of vomiting rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of water. If morning sickness is keeping you away from brushing regularly then ask your dentist to recommend brands that are bland in taste.
Eat good food: Eat healthy foods like fruits, vegetable and milk products. Craving for sweet things is common during pregnancy. Stay away from foods which are high in sugar content, like chocolates and drinks.
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