If you’ve got a little one on the way, you might feel like you just don’t have time to fit even one more thing in your schedule. We understand—but you do need to make sure that you’re giving your oral hygiene the attention it needs to keep you and baby healthy.
You’ve probably already experienced many of the hormonal and physical changes, and it’s no surprise to you that your appetite has undergone some drastic changes as well! Keep in mind that while small snacks throughout the day can help you ward off nausea and light-headedness, you’ll also want to make sure you’re brushing, flossing and rinsing at least three times per day. If you have vomited, you’ll want to make sure you’ve rinsed your mouth out thoroughly to avoid acid damage to your tooth enamel.
Watch also for small, benign tumors that can often form in the mouth while pregnant. These usually go away by themselves after delivery, but make sure to let us know if they don’t or you experience any bleeding or problems eating. We can help you deal with this to keep you as comfortable as possible.
The last thing you want while you’re pregnant is to need x-rays or medication, so take care of your teeth with the rest of your and your baby’s health. After all, you want him or her to have the best start possible!