While most mums-to-be will take enormous care of general health during pregnancy, oral care can often take a back seat. However, it is critical to look after your teeth and gums during pregnancy, and routine dental care is perfectly safe. We will make sure all treatments provided will not harm your baby.
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If you are planning on adding to your family or are already pregnant, come and see us straightaway and make sure we know you are pregnant. It is critical to ensure your teeth and gums are in great shape. Because gums are more sensitive to dental plaque, it increases the risk of pregnancy gingivitis, where your gums will bleed more frequently and could look red and swollen. We can help you with this condition by providing more frequent professional dental cleanings, and it is essential to make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily.
Morning sickness exposes your teeth to strong stomach acid that softens tooth enamel. Afterwards, rinse your mouth with water but wait at least half an hour before brushing your teeth. Lightly smearing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste can help protect them, or otherwise rinse with fluoride mouthwash.