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10 tips on dental care during pregnancy

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During pregnancy, there are lots of hormonal changes going on in the mother-to-be’s body, along with deficiencies of vitamin A and D. All these factors contribute to gum problems like gingivitis.{{more}}

So, in order to prevent this, you can use an oral anti-bacterial mouthwash, along with brushing and flossing.

Additionally, here are 10 tips on dental care during pregnancy:

1- Brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day. Use fluoridated toothpaste.

2 – Don’t fear dental visits during pregnancy and inform your dentist that you are pregnant.

3 – While sitting in a dental chair, don’t cross your legs. This obstructs the normal blood flow.

4 – Try to relax while at the dental office.

5 – Keep a well-balanced diet by eating organic fruits and vegetables.

6 – Avoid sugary stuff, as it can induce caries formation.

7 – Drink lots and lots of water.

8 – Use a toothbrush with a small head. It will reduce gagging.

9 – Take your time while brushing and concentrate fully on the brushing technique.

10 – Chew xylitol containing gum after meals. It helps neutralize the acids and fight against the bacteria causing caries.

Dr Keith John

email:drkeithjohn@gmail.com

clinic: SVG DentalCorporation

Telephone: 784-456-2220

cell: 784-526-0752

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