Pregnancy is a life-altering experience that brings joy but also responsibilities—one of which is maintaining your dental health. Proper oral care is essential not just for the expectant mother but also for the developing baby. At Broadway Smiles in Vancouver, we offer comprehensive dental care specially tailored for pregnant women.
Essential Dental Routines During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, stick to the fundamentals:
If morning sickness makes it challenging to brush your teeth, consider rinsing your mouth with a mixture of one teaspoon of baking soda in one cup of water. Consult your OB/GYN before taking antacids or other medications.
Eating a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients like protein, phosphorus, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and D can aid in the healthy development of your baby’s teeth. Avoid sugary snacks and processed foods, and, most importantly, refrain from smoking.
Regular Dental Checkups
Always inform your dentist if:
These details help your dentist tailor a dental care plan suited to your needs.
When to See Your Dentist
Immediate dental consultation is advised if you experience:
Please consult your OB/GYN before taking any prescribed medications or undergoing procedures requiring local anaesthesia.
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