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Tips for Oral Care

during Pregnancy

Pregnancy will cause many changes in hormones. With these many changes, it gets easier to develop a wide range of dental diseases. This is due to the fact that the change in your chemistry will also affect the mouth and create conditions that are favorable for bacteria to thrive. Evidence has shown that gum disease while pregnant can affect the overall condition of your baby. The risks include giving early or giving birth to a lighter or smaller baby. Studies have further shown that gum diseases cause the increase of biological fluids which can trigger labor. When the condition worsens, it can affect the health of an unborn baby. These risks are what makes it important to take extra care as regards dental health when pregnant.

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Common dental problems when pregnant

While pregnant, you will face the risk of 3 dental conditions: dry mouth, enamel erosion, and gum disease. Dry mouth is brought by an increase in acidity which comes from morning sickness and the increase in the body’s demand for fluids. Failing to your month after nausea will increase the risk of enamel erosion. This happens due to the pile-up of the acidic content.

Prenatal dental care

Prenatal oral care must start long before you even get pregnant. If you plan on becoming pregnant or are pregnant, it is important that you visit your Nobleton dentist for advice on dental care. To start with, the dentist will do a complete mouth checkup. The dentist evaluates the health of your teeth and gums. You will then get professional dental cleaning services. This will set the base of your oral care during the pregnancy period.

In prenatal oral care, all the urgent procedures need to be done before you become pregnant. Elective procedures can be undertaken at a later date. If you are several weeks into pregnancy, you need to talk to an obstetrician. The obstetrician will enlighten you on the precautions you have to take.

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Oral care tips to observe while pregnant

  • Inform your dentist Nobleton of all the medications and supplements you might be taking. This will ensure that you don’t get medications that will harm you or your baby.
  • If X-rays are required, the procedure has to be done in a way that protects your thyroid and abdomen.
  • Follow dental hygiene practices religiously. You must follow the right practices without fail from brushing using the right technique and toothbrush to flossing.
  • Rinse your mouth immediately after morning sickness. If you are having trouble using your toothpaste, pick one with mild flavors or go for the bland tasting ones. Ask your dentist for advice on the best toothpaste to use. It is possible to use homemade mouth rinse simply by adding a teaspoon of baking soda in water.
  • Acid refluxes can be treated using sugar-free chewing gum. This will stimulate saliva which will, in turn, neutralize and wash the acid away.
  • Cut back on sugary snacks and fluids. Take tap water that contains fluoride. You also need to take foods that are rich in calcium more so the non-sweetened daily products. 
  • Eat more nutritious foods to meet your high nutritional needs. You need lots of minerals and vitamins.

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Daniel Hardison
Daniel Hardison
14:07 17 Feb 18
I am beyond grateful to the staff at the Smiles On Queen. I until the past 6 months had allowed my health and especially my dental health to rapidly decline. I had avoided the dentist for close to a decade and had a lot of fear, shame and embarrassment regarding the state of my teeth. From the moment I entered the office and furthermore on my call to book my appointment I was met with a degree of compassion and understanding that quite honestly has left me overwhelmed. The care, patience and expertise of the hygienist was extraordinary. Additionally the receptionist was equally as kind and understanding. Thank you - you have done so much for my self esteem - I can smile again without having to worry about the appearance of my teeth. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Aaron J. Jones
Aaron J. Jones
08:09 20 Feb 18
I was referred to this office by a friend because they offer IV sedation. I was very anxious at the dentist before but I was able to remove my wisdom teeth and I did not feel pain or discomfort. The dentist Dr. Lawrence was confident and told me what I was to expect afterward in terms of minor swelling and they also told me to come back if I have any problems but I am fine and happy. Overall I am happy this office was able to see me and they are great.
Julia Austerlitz
Julia Austerlitz
16:40 14 Feb 18
This dental office is staffed with some of the best people you will ever meet. First of all I would like to say that I’m really afraid dentists (I think its dentistophobia 😊), I've been to over 5 different ones with the same negative results from all. My mother is a cancer survivor and suggested that I check out her dental office...so I did. I was greeted by a team of fantastic people concerned with nothing but my well being. These people are angels sent here to help others in a time of difficulty, it is, honestly an absolutely amazing place.
phillipa cam
phillipa cam
17:50 26 Feb 18
My experience with both Dr Hung and Dr Norsen has been great and their office staff are very welcoming! I was well informed in details of my treatments and felt safe and secure for them to perform it. Both dentist are very gentle and does a phenomenal job. I was happy with my filling when it was done and I'd recommend these guy to every one. 😄
James Edwards
James Edwards
04:00 26 Feb 18
This was by far one of the best dental experiences I've ever had. I have a huge fear of the dentist and was open about my fears upon arrival. Dr. Norsen was kind, caring and catered to my needs and phobia. I 100% recommend this dental facility. I also felt nothing while receiving my fillings and I'm very hard to freeze and had a lot of work that needed to be done. Over all an awesome experience for the dentist.
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