Tips For Better Dental Health During Pregnancy

  • Pregnant woman brushing

    Ensure you maintain a good personal dental care routine.

    Brush teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste; floss at least once a day.

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    Tips for Better Brushing
  • Woman with toothbrush

    If you are experiencing an exaggerated gag reflex,

    your dentist may recommend a low foaming fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush with a smaller head.

  • morning sickness

    If you suffer from morning sickness,

    rinse your mouth with a mixture of water and baking soda to protect the tooth enamel.

  • slicing fruit

    Consider the foods you eat as well as when you eat them.

    For instance, limit foods containing sugar to mealtimes; choose water or low-fat milk over other beverages; and opt for a piece of fruit rather than fruit juice.

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    Nutrition
  • dental plan

    If you’re pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, visit your dentist for an examination.

    Your dentist will work with you to monitor the health of your mouth and can provide recommendations to minimize your risk of dental disease.

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    Pregnancy
  • talking to dentist

    Always let your dentist know about any medication you may be taking.