Are you familiar with the steps you need to take to protect your smile while you’re pregnant? Because individuals often focus on other aspects of the pregnancy, they may neglect their oral hygiene. To ensure your oral hygiene does not fail, visit your dentist routinely if your pregnant and need oral health care treatments and protective procedures. Furthermore, be sure to continue to clean your mouth out as well as follow these other helpful tips:
– Always be sure to practice effective oral hygiene care by brushing and flossing every day. By continuing to improve your oral health care, you can help keep your smile safe from any oral health risks that tend to arise during your pregnancy. Poor oral hygiene is linked to oral health risks such as periodontal disease and physical health risks such gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and even premature delivery.
– If you are taking any prenatal vitamins or medications, it is important to let your dentist know. Visit your dentist while you’re pregnant to ensure that your oral health is still in good condition and to help you with any oral accidents or injuries that may arise.
– Focus on your diet while you’re pregnant, not only for the health of the child but also for your own health.
– To improve your oral health, eliminate sugar from your life while you’re pregnant both before and after delivering the baby. This is because your mouth is an increased risk for dental damage associated with sugars.
Our team at Vincent C. Mayher, DMD, MAGD looks forward to providing you the necessary care for your smile while you are pregnant. To book an appointment at our dentist office in Haddonfield, New Jersey, please contact Dr. Vincent Mayher and our team at 856-429-0404.