Dental Tips During Pregnancy

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Article written by Elite Dental Group.

Pregnancy is a special time in every woman’s life. Normally, this is a time when a woman gets special attention from everyone around her and can pretty much eat anything she likes without feeling guilty. During pregnancy a woman must take special care of herself because now she must be concerned about a precious new life growing inside her. Her doctor will put her on prenatal vitamins and advise her to eat healthy.

See Your Dentist

One other important step is regular, consistent dental care during those nine months. Many gynecologists now recommend that a woman see her dentist several times during her pregnancy. This is because of all the hormonal changes. Changes in your hormones increase the risk of gum disease. Be sure to tell your dentist about the medications you are taking, as some drugs can affect the development of a growing baby’s teeth.

You should avoid getting x-rays at the dentist’s office or anywhere during pregnancy. Only in emergency cases should x-rays be taken. Be sure to tell your dentist if you’re experiencing any swelling of the gums or sores inside your mouth. Often, women neglect brushing their teeth in the morning because of morning sickness. Ask your dentist about using a more mild toothpaste during pregnancy so that you can keep up good oral practices.

Keep a good mouthwash handy so that you can wash out your mouth between meals or after vomiting. This is a good way to cut down on the bacterial growth in your mouth and ensure fresh clean breath. Call the Elite Dental office for tooth whitening in Glendale.

Article provided by Elite Dental Group. Services include wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale, dental implants, tooth whitening and oral surgery in Glendale CA. Dr. Andre Eliasian is a highly accomplished Dentist in Glendale, CA. If you are in Glendale, Burbank or neighboring cities call for an appointment.