Dental Care During Pregnancy
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is ESSENTIAL during pregnancy. Pregnancy causes increased hormone levels that can put you at greater risk of developing tooth infections, which can ultimately affect the health of your developing baby! That being said, maintaining regular dental check ups and a good dental routine at home can be very beneficial during this special time in your life…
Some important things to keep in mind:
Please make us aware if you are pregnant so we can take all the appropriate measures to ensure a safe visit for both you and your baby! Also, any medications or prenatal vitamins that you are taking should be brought to our attention.
Seeing your dentist for your regular dental check up and cleaning is very important. As a precautionary measure, try to make this appointment during your second trimester, as it is the best time for your growing baby.
Pregnant women are actually more susceptible to dental complications and these problems should be treated effectively to ensure adequate health of you and your baby. Pregnancy gingivitis is the most common dental concern among pregnant women, causing inflammation of your gums and possible bleeding and sensitivity; it is very important that you see your dentist if this occurs!
Exposure to x-rays should be avoided during the term of your pregnancy. During an emergency situation where x-rays are required, our staff will use extreme caution to protect you and your baby.
If you are experiencing morning sickness, try switching to a more bland tasting toothpaste, and rinse your mouth with water or a mouth rinse.
An efficient dental routine at home is extremely important. Continue to brush and floss your teeth regularly and maintain a healthy, vitamin enriched diet.
Please call or visit your dentist in Lethbridge, AB if you have any questions or concerns regarding your oral health while you are pregnant!