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Oral Health During Pregnancy

Oral Health Care during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the hardest times for a woman. The stressing of the baby’s health, the stress of your health, the lack of proper sleep, and various other problems cause many headaches. 

You have probably assembled a team of experts to help you on your journey.

OB-GYN? Check.

Birthing coach? Check

Lactation specialist? Check

Dentist?

Why Oral Health is Important during Pregnancy?

Your oral health is probably the last thing in your mind but having an oral health therapist added to your team will give you a better outcome for you and your baby. 

The reasons listed might surprise you.

Hormones and Your Gums

Research studies indicate a connection between gum disease in pregnant women and premature or low-weight babies. Hearing and eyesight problems to cerebral palsy are just some of the problems that can come from premature births. 

Inflammation of gum tissue can have whole-body effects so please allow for appropriate dental care during your pregnancy.

Dental Care During Pregnancy Is Safe

There’s this misconception that dental care is unsafe during pregnancy. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Getting your routine clean and scanning for other oral health issues is vital. Your dentist in Noosa can spot potential problems before they cause harm to you and your baby.

Morning Sickness and Your Teeth

Use a tablespoon of baking soda and rinse it around your mouth to combat morning sickness. 

A common occurrence during pregnancy is vomiting due to morning sickness or otherwise. When you vomit it exposes your teeth to strong morning acids that weaken the enamel on your teeth.

Just brushing your teeth will spread the acid. Using the baking soda (as described above) before brushing will neutralise the acid, making it safer for you and your baby.

Put Us on Your Team: Contact our Oral Health Therapist in Noosa Today

Your health affects your baby’s health and oral health is a major part of health. We want to help support you and your baby during and after pregnancy. Book an appointment with our oral hygienist today or call us at (07) 5455 3577