Take Proper care of Your Oral Health While Pregnant


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The tips listed here can help you maintain good oral health throughout your pregnancy: Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. This is the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good Brush your teeth properly at least twice a day to remove plaque. Floss your teeth daily.

You may consult the dentist about your oral health to know the right dental suggestions. Dental x-rays during pregnancy. If you have major dental problems, you must let your dentist know about your pregnancy. This will help him provide the right treatment without any dental x-ray or anesthesia.

Brush twice daily during pregnancy and floss. Due to hormonal changes, your. Dental care during pregnancy is not only perfectly safe, but it’s also crucial to the health of both mom and baby. “During pregnancy studies support that it’s best to have your teeth cleaned at 12 weeks and at 24 weeks. This is proven to lower the bacterial levels and reduce the risk of pre-term low birthweight babies.”.

Here are the facts about your dental health and pregnancy: You can — and should — continue your regular dental visits during pregnancy. Be sure to tell the dental staff that you are pregnant and how far along you are. Cleanings and routine dental care are safe while you’re pregnant.

Dental Care Routine In order to help prevent gum disease, you should continue an effective dental care routine during your pregnancy. Good dental hygiene consists of brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and using an antimicrobial mouth rinse. Be sure to implement this routine for yourself if you haven’t already.

Dental Health During Pregnancy While you might not notice a difference in your dental health during the first trimester, do not slack off on your daily flossing, brushing and rinsing. Gums often become swollen, which can lead to other issues, particularly gingivitis and periodontal (gum) disease in any trimester of pregnancy. Oral health care, including having dental radiographs taken and being given local anesthesia, is safe at any point during pregnancy. 1, 2 Further, the American Dental Association and the American Congress (formerly “College”) of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agree that emergency treatments, such as extractions, root canals or restorations can be safely performed during pregnancy. Don’t forget about your oral health: Brush, floss, and get regular dental care.

Hormonal shifts during pregnancy can make you more susceptible to gum disease. Increased progesterone and estrogen levels can cause the gums to react differently to the bacteria in plaque, resulting in swollen, bleeding, tender gums (gingivitis). Pregnancy and Dental Cavities. Pregnant women may also be at risk for cavities due to changes in behaviors, such as eating habits.

3 Women who have a lot of cavity-causing bacteria during pregnancy and after delivery could transmit these bacteria from their mouth to the mouth of their baby. 4 Early contact with these bacteria and to other sugars, such as from frequent. When you are pregnant, there will be many different health care professionals to visit. You will be seeing your gynecologist, general practitioner, and others. However, it is important that you remember to visit the dentist.

While oral health is always important, it is more so during pregnancy.

List of related literature:

Make sure to give your teeth a thorough brush twice a day (if not after every meal), floss regularly, and see your dentist at least once during your pregnancy.

“The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Genevieve Howland
from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Genevieve Howland
Gallery Books, 2017

Pay a visit to your dentist for a cleaning and a checkup; most dental work, particularly the preventive kind, can be done safely during pregnancy and may actually prevent pregnancy complications – and it’s free during pregnancy!

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

General: • Avoid prescribing for dental use in pregnancy.

“Mosby's Dental Drug Reference E-Book” by Arthur H. Jeske
from Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference E-Book
by Arthur H. Jeske
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Seeing your dentist before and during your pregnancy is an excellent idea, as is daily care of your teeth and gums.

“Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth” by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
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by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
Atria Books, 2008

If you have a cavity that needs to be filled during pregnancy, talk to your dentist about your options (there are several mercury-free alternatives).

“Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
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by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
Windsor Peak Press, 2017

Pregnant patients– routine dental exposuretechniques donot irradiate

“Levison's Textbook for Dental Nurses” by Carole Hollins
from Levison’s Textbook for Dental Nurses
by Carole Hollins
Wiley, 2013

Pregnant women can receive dental care while pregnant, with some qualifications; the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center provides guidance.

“Krause's Food & the Nutrition Care Process, Iranian Edition E-Book” by L. Kathleen Mahan, Janice L. Raymond
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Dental care should continue during pregnancy.

“Foundations of Nursing E-Book” by Kim Cooper, Kelly Gosnell
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by Kim Cooper, Kelly Gosnell
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All essential dental treatment can continue during pregnancy.

“Dentist's Guide to Medical Conditions and Complications” by Kanchan Ganda
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by Kanchan Ganda
Wiley, 2011

As a routine part of prenatal practice, nurses can assess maternal dentition and advise on proper brushing and flossing techniques and encourage women to seek dental care.

“AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing” by Kathleen R. Simpson
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by Kathleen R. Simpson
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2013

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  • This is a very informative video. Can we use this videos for oral health education purpose in our government hospital?
    Regards from Bhutan.