Expecting – but unexpected! Tips for dental care during pregnancy

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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?

dental care during pregnancy

Dental care during pregnancy: Did you know that there is a link between dental-related diseases and premature births/ low birth weights?

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.

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