06 Aug Pregnancy Dental Care Tips
From Crown House Dental In Egham
It is really important to take care of your smile during pregnancy.
This is because pregnancy can cause changes in your hormones that make you more likely to develop dental issues like gum disease, which can then affect the health of your baby.
Your Egham dentist recommends that you make an appointment at the surgery before you get pregnant, so when you are planning on trying. This is so that we can give your teeth a scale and polish, examine all your teeth, gums and soft tissues and perform any X-rays and other diagnostics that would otherwise be avoided during pregnancy. We will also treat any dental issues that are active.
When you become pregnant it is important to let your dentist know. You should also let them know which medications and vitamins you are taking because of your pregnancy, and also any medical advice specific to your pregnancy. It is also important to mention any cravings you may be having such as a craving for sour things or other ‘odd’ foods which may compromise your teeth and gums. Your dentist can then create a treatment plan that works for your individual needs during your pregnancy.
It is also very important that you continue to go to your check-ups with your Egham dentist and don’t just skip them because you are pregnant. As an expecting mum, you are more at risk of gum disease which could then cause long term dental damage if it is not treated, and it could even cause issues for your unborn baby.
Your dentist will be able to provide you with plenty of tips to help keep your teeth healthy during pregnancy. For example, we can recommend certain toothpaste brands to use if you have morning sickness, and we can advise on special care to help avoid it causing any long term issues.
After you have had your baby, any urgent dental work that has been put off can be completed to restore your smile back to health. We recommend that you bring your baby to appointments with you as soon as you feel comfortable to do so, as they will then get used to the environment of the surgery. We can advise you on when to start caring for their teeth and when to bring them in to see us for their first appointment.
Crown House Dental – Here To Help You Maintain A Healthy Smile During Pregnancy!
Whether you are having issues with cravings that seem to be rotting your teeth, you’re feeling nauseous from minty toothpaste, or you think you have pregnancy gingivitis, your local Egham dentist is here to help. We care for the whole family, and know how to help you maintain excellent oral health during pregnancy.
Do you need to register or book an appointment? Then please call our friendly team on 01784432641 and we will be more than happy to help you. With our professional team and dental treatments you can trust your oral health is in safe hands during this important stage in your life – and in the years to come.