How to Maintain Oral Hygiene During Pregnancy

Posted on: February 2, 2019

Maintaining healthy oral hygiene is something that everyone should attempt to do each day. It’s crucial to keep the teeth, gums and entire mouth healthy in order to also maintain a healthy body. This is especially true for women who are pregnant. Because their bodies are so vulnerable during pregnancy, it’s crucial that they take the necessary steps to keep their oral health in good shape.

Knowing how to properly care for the teeth and the gums while pregnant is extremely important because the health of the baby is also at risk. Today, we will discuss how to maintain good oral hygiene during pregnancy.

How to maintain oral hygiene throughout pregnancy

Brush regularly

It is necessary that an expecting mother brushes their teeth regularly throughout the pregnancy. Brushing the teeth twice a day or even after every meal will help ensure that germs don’t negatively affect the teeth.

Germs can turn into bacteria and bacteria can cause infections or diseases within or around the teeth. Both infections and diseases can harm the baby in the long run and it’s best to brush often in order to avoid any possible harm.

Floss daily

It is important to floss the teeth daily in order to remove any built-up particles that may be left behind in between teeth. Food particles may get left behind which could harm the gums and the teeth if they aren’t removed right away. Flossing once a day will ensure that nothing is built up that could harm the teeth or gums.

Just like when a person doesn’t brush regularly, it is often the same with flossing. If a person doesn’t to floss periodicallyf, they may also put the baby at risk.

Regular visits to the dentist

Visiting the dentist regularly during pregnancy is advised to do in order to ensure that infections or diseases don’t form. A dentist will be able to catch any red flags of problems within the teeth or the gums. Regular visits to the dentist will only benefit the baby and the mother throughout the pregnancy.

Examine the teeth and gums

While most mothers are conscious of their health at all times, it is also important that they are conscious of their oral health too. It’s best that a woman closely examine her teeth and gums each day to ensure that there aren’t any abnormalities. Any signs of concern should be immediately addressed by a dental professional or doctor.

Keeping good care of the mouth throughout pregnancy can help an expecting mother ensure that they and their baby are in great shape. Maintaining a healthy oral routine each day and regularly visiting the dentist are both great ways to keep the teeth and gums in shape.

If you have questions about maintaining good oral hygiene throughout pregnancy, then reach out to our office today. We are happy to help in any way that we can, give us a call today.

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