Dental Health During Pregnancy in Vancouver

Dental Pregnancy Health

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:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove debris between teeth.

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:

  • You are pregnant or planning to conceive soon.
  • Your pregnancy is high-risk.
  • You are taking any medications, supplements, or herbal products.

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:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Mouth sores or bumps
  • Bleeding or receding gums
  • Tooth or mouth pain
  • Loose teeth or new gaps

Please consult your OB/GYN before taking any prescribed medications or undergoing procedures requiring local anaesthesia.

Schedule An Appointment Today

At Broadway Smiles in Vancouver, we are committed to ensuring both your and your unborn child’s oral health. Book your appointment today to benefit from our specialized dental care during pregnancy.