Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time in a woman’s life.
But pregnant women should be certain to take care of their dental health for themselves and their babies.
Here are 4 key strategies:
- Keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Gum disease can lead to premature birth or a low birth weight baby. Sometimes, it can also cause the transfer of decay-causing bacteria from you to your baby.
- Avoid or treat sickness, vomiting and acid reflux.
Pregnant women who experience morning sickness with vomiting and/or acid reflux are at high risk of tooth erosion.
- Prevent gum disease.
Many women can develop gum disease during pregnancy because of natural hormonal changes in the body.
Make sure to treat your teeth and gums early, to avoid this.
- Quit smoking!
Smoking while pregnant is not good for you or your unborn baby, and can lead to gum disease.
Talk to your dentist at Innovative Dental about how to treat your dental health before, during, and after pregnancy!
Contact us on (03) 9346 8333.