Pregnancy and dental care
During pregnancy, there are lots of hormonal changes going on within the body of the mother-to-be, along with deficiency of vitamin A, D. All these factors contribute to gum problems, like gingivitis. So, in order to prevent this, you can use oral anti-bacterial mouthwash, along with brushing and flossing.
Ten tips about dental care during pregnancy:
1 – Brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day. Use fluoridated toothpaste.
2 – Donât fear dental visits during pregnancy and inform your dentist regarding your pregnancy.
3 – While sitting in a dental chair, donât cross your legs. This obstructs the normal blood flow.
4 – Keep yourself relaxed while at the dental office.
5 – Keep a well-balanced diet by eating organic fruits and vegetables.
6 – Avoid sugary foods, as they can induce caries formation.
7 – Drink lots of water.
8 – Use toothbrush with small head. It will reduce gagging.
9 – While brushing, take adequate time, 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.