Oral Care is More Important Than Ever
Don’t stop coming to the dentist because you are expecting your baby. We promise that we don’t have anything that would hurt your precious cargo. Of course, we will forego x-rays unless absolutely necessary; (Like if you have a toothache). It is essential for your health, and your child’s to have a healthy mouth before your child is born
Many types of bacteria live in your mouth, but when certain bacteria outgrow the others, it can lead to gum problems or cavities. Pregnancy can make your gums more sensitive to bacteria making them, red and even swollen. Because of this Gingivitis, you may require more frequent cleanings. Gingivitis can lead to gum disease if left untreated.
You can lower this risk by brushing for two minutes twice and day and flossing once daily.
Eating for Two
You are building a tiny human, so it is important to take all of the recommended nutrients that your OB/GYN prescribes. Your baby’s teeth will start to develop between the third and sixth months of pregnancy.
Making A Strong Child
Calcium is vital in your diet for you and your baby. Eating at least three servings of dairy or other calcium-rich foods each day will give your baby the necessary calcium needed to build strong bones. In addition, your obstetrician may even recommend calcium pills while you are pregnant. Unlike the old wives tale, the child receives calcium from your diet, not your teeth.