Because being pregnant bears with it a host of worries, brushing your chompers while pregnant is perhaps one of the last things you worry about. But because your dental health can affect your overall health and the baby’s health, it’s crucial that you do your best to keep your mouth healthy while you’re expecting. We’ve amassed the following tips to assist you in doing just that.
How to retain your mouth health during pregnancy:
-Always brush at least twice per day using ADA-approved toothpaste.
-Floss your teeth at least one time per day.
-If you use dental products besides toothpaste and floss, ensure that they also have the ADA seal.
-Monitor foods high in sugar, which could form plaque, tartar and eventually lead to gum disease in your mouth.
-Visit our office regularly so we can watch out for your health and adapt your service plan accordingly.
-Monitor your plaque; if you have strangely high amounts, we may be able to suggest a high-power mouthwash to support you in keeping it under control.
At Richard Healy DDS, your dental health and the health of your baby-to-be are critical to our goal to provide remarkable healthcare in the Santa Maria, California, area. If you have any inquiries about how to save oral health during pregnancy or if you would like to set up your next appointment with Dr. Richard Healy, please give us a call at 805-928-3928 and we’ll get you taken care of.