All mothers will want the best for their babies, and one of the best ways to do this is — surprisingly — to start practising good oral health during pregnancy. Why is this so?
Research has shown that mothers with tooth decay are more likely to pass it on to their babies. Dental-related diseases have also been associated with premature births and low birth weights.
Good oral hygiene
Maintaining excellent oral hygiene during pregnancy is very important. Our dentist recommends:
- Brush thoroughly with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss between your teeth daily.
- Maintain a balanced diet and avoid frequent snacking.
- When you have morning sickness, try rinsing your mouth with a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with water.
- Avoid brushing your teeth directly after vomiting as stomach acids can make your teeth “soft “and therefore you risk brushing your tooth enamel away.