As a leading pediatric dentist in Brooklyn, we’ve helped dozens of families since we first opened our doors nearly 30 years ago. In fact, we’ve seen many young kids grow up and then bring their own kids to us! Which is why we wanted to write a blog post focusing on oral health tips for pregnant women. Taking good care of your pre-natal oral health can actually have a positive impact on your baby’s health.
- Your Gum Disease can affect your unborn baby: Some times pregnant women can develop gum disease due to hormonal changes. Severe gum disease can affect your unborn baby’s development, even causing premature birth. Luckily, gum disease is treatable. If you exhibit signs such as bleeding or swollen gums, be sure to see a dentist.
- How Morning Sickness Affects your Oral Health: Morning sickness is an unfortunate (and usually unavoidable) part of pregnancy. But vomiting can cause tooth erosion, so if you’re dealing with morning sickness, rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after vomiting. Also, try chewing sugar free gum to stimulate saliva, neutralizing the acid.
- Brush Twice a Day with Fluoridated Toothpaste: Certainly good advice for just about anyone, but it’s especially true for pregnant women. Remember that your oral health habits will affect your baby early on in life.
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