It is very important to have a good routine for your dental care, especially during pregnancy. Pregnancy can cause hormonal changes that in return increases the risk of getting problems with your dental hygiene.
Some risks that you might have during pregnancy might be gum disease, cavities and teeth loss. Some diseases might also hurt the fetus and cause premature birth or other complications.
İn this post we will give you some tips to maintain good oral health during your pregnancy to protect both the mother and the baby.
TELL YOUR DENTİST ABOUT YOUR PREGNANCY
Make sure you give your dentist all necessary details about your pregnancy so your dentist can offer you the best treatment plan that will both help you and not harm the baby.
TELL YOUR DENTİST ABOUT YOUR GYNECOLOGİST
Tell your dentist which gynecologist you are doing your follows up with and make sure to tell your dentist which drugs or vitamins you are using that has been prescribed by your gynecologist. Your dental plan might need to change based on these informations, so make sure you give all the necessary information to your dentist to avoid any complications that may harm you or the fetus.
CAN YOU GET X-RAYS?
The answer to that is yes. Pregnant women can get X-rays with no problems, your doctor will take the necessary precautions by shielding your abdomen and your thyroid to avoid harming the fetus.
An X-ray is necessary during your dental appointments to make sure the treatment plan is done accordingly.
HAVE A GOOD ORAL HYGİENE ROUTİNE
To reduce oral hygiene problems make sure you brush two times a day, floss and make sure to visit your dentist as much as the doctor recommends. Make sure to also use an antimicrobial mouthwash to take care of any spots you may have missed.