Hudson Valley Dental Care Tips: Dental Work and Your Unborn Baby

Because pregnancy-related hormonal shifts can increase the risk of gum disease, it’s critical to take good care of your teeth and gums before, during, and after pregnancy. Before you try to get pregnant, see an affordable dentist for a thorough exam and teeth cleaning. If your dentist finds any oral health problems, they can be resolved before you get pregnant. The appointment also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about dental care and pregnancy.

Dental Care and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

These tips can ensure the best possible dental health so you can enjoy a smoother pregnancy:

  1. Tell your affordable dentist and your doctor as soon as you learn you are pregnant. During the first trimester and second half of the third trimester, dental treatments should be avoided if possible. Routine dental care is generally safe during the second trimester. Elective procedures should be rescheduled after delivery.
  2. Don’t skip your dental appointments while you are pregnant. It is important to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums closely because pregnancy increases your risk of developing gingivitis. See your affordable dentist immediately if you have sore, swollen, or bleeding gums.
  3. Be especially vigilant about your dental hygiene routine. Brush twice daily and floss once a day.
  4. Make sure your dentist has a record of every prescription and over-the-counter drug you are taking, including supplements such as prenatal vitamins. When you receive new medical advice or recommendations from your doctor, be sure to share these with your dentist.
  5. Maintain a healthy, balanced diet. Your baby’s teeth will start to develop about three months into your pregnancy. Be sure you are eating plenty of dairy products and getting essential vitamins and minerals to help them develop properly.
  6. Avoid dental X-rays during pregnancy unless they are absolutely necessary because of a dental emergency.
  7. Morning sickness can make it difficult to brush your teeth. If you’re having problems, ask your dentist to recommend a bland-tasting toothpaste that may help reduce nausea. Vomiting exposes your teeth to stomach acid and temporarily weakens them. Rinse with water after vomiting instead of immediately brushing your teeth.

Continue Seeking Hudson Valley Dental Care after your Baby Arrives

If you had any gum problems while you were pregnant, see your dentist after delivery for a comprehensive exam and periodontal evaluation. To learn more about dental care and pregnancy, seek Hudson Valley dental care professionals for treatment and advice.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Hudson Valley, call Family Dental Group today or make an appointment.

Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Hudson Valley. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Family Dental Group.

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