Pregnancy can bring a number of changes that can affect our dental health, leading to an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. It is important that when we know that we are in the gestation period, If we had to give some indication of how to maintain proper hygiene and follow a healthy and balanced diet.
Women, when they are pregnant, undergo many hormonal changes and this favors the appearance of cavities, loose teeth, periodontitis, gingivitis, that is to say that they ignite us and they redden to us the gums, which is to have a greater tendency to bleed. If we previously had these types of problems or some periodontal disease it can get worse, so it is important to visit the dentist and perform a dental cleaning to clean teeth and eliminate tartar.
How we can prevent some dental health problems:
– Before undertaking any dental treatment during pregnancy, it is necessary to have the approval of the gynecologist to avoid any problem.
– During the first trimester, it is necessary to perform only the emergency treatments since that is when the main structures, heart, vascular system, central nervous system are formed …
– In the second trimester you can perform any treatment without problem of the use of anesthesia.
– Small X-rays can be performed by covering the gut of the pregnant woman with a lead apron that covers the abdomen.
– In the third trimester it is not advisable to perform long treatments since it can be annoying to the pregnant woman.
– Brushing teeth with fluoride pastes and using dental floss or interdental brushes for the hygiene of interdental spaces.
– Clean the back of the tongue with a soft toothbrush or special tongue brush.
– If the nausea prevents us from brushing our teeth, r perform water rinses or mouth rinses.
– After delivery, it is essential to go to the dentist, to perform a review, evaluate the condition of the mouth and remedy any abnormalities that have occurred during gestation.
– Eat healthy foods as healthy eating brings nutrients to both you and your baby. It is essential for the formation of the baby’s bones and teeth that the mother ingests vitamins A and D and minerals such as calcium and phosphorus.
– Limit sweets and sugary drinks.
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