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Pregnancy can be an exciting for you and your spouse. And it isn’t any surprise that you want to provide the best care for you and your baby. But did you know that most women aren’t aware that the health of their teeth plays a significant part in the health of their baby and themselves?

That’s why our team is going to give you some basic, yet essential ways you can care for your mouth during pregnancy, ensuring a healthy mom and baby come delivery time.

Our first helpful tip: Schedule regular cleaning appointments with your dentist. These professional cleanings are essential to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Typically you should have a cleaning before you become pregnant, during your second trimester, and six months after the baby is born.

Make sure when you visit your dentist that you disclosure any medications or vitamins you are taking. If you are experiencing morning sickness, rinse your mouth out immediately afterwards. If you think your toothpaste is causing nausea, consider switching toothpaste brands or flavor.

Don’t slack off on your daily flossing or brushing twice a day. Gums often become swollen during pregnancy, and improper care can lead to gingivitis or gum disease. Pay special attention to your front and back teeth, brush along the gumline to prevent disease or decay.

Eating a balanced diet and limiting snacking can help your teeth stay strong and healthy and promote healthy gums for your growing baby.

If you and your spouse are pregnant or are thinking about starting a family, please give our office a call at 435.637.9590 today to schedule a cleaning appointment!