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Oral Hygiene Recommendations for Pregnant Women

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Being pregnant can be a fun and exciting time in your life, but it might not be for your smile. If you’re not careful, your pregnancy can take a toll on your teeth and gums. This is why it’s important to do all you can to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. You can do so by doing the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: It’s important to clean your smile regularly. So, make sure you brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. Doing these things can keep your teeth and gums clean and pristine and can also prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Eat a balanced diet: Having a balanced and healthy diet is vital for your teeth during pregnancy. So, please do your best to eat enough fruits and vegetables and avoid snacking throughout the day. If this is difficult because of morning sickness, feel free to talk to Dr. Jeffrey Lowry and ask for any tips he might have.

Visit your dentist: It’s extremely important to visit Dr. Jeffrey Lowry every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. This is because the bacteria that promotes gum disease are bolstered during pregnancy. So, please remember to visit your dentist twice a year so our team can remove the harmful plaque and tartar from your smile. In addition, remember to mention your pregnancy to our team when you come into the office.

Control your smile’s exposure to acid: Acid is a harmful substance that attacks your teeth and promotes enamel erosion and tooth decay. Unfortunately, there are high amounts of acid in your vomit. So, each time your meals come up, your teeth are vulnerable to many dental issues. So, please remember to rinse your mouth with water and a teaspoon of baking soda after you have thrown up. Don’t brush your teeth for at least a half an hour.

To learn more about how to take care of your smile while you are pregnant in Riverside, California, please remember that you can always call Jeffrey A Lowry DDS at 951-263-7001. Dr. Jeffrey Lowry and our dental team are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to helping you have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve!