Are you learning that in addition to what feels like a million other particular details, becoming pregnant also requires you to do a bit of rethinking when it comes to your dental care? We know that between doctor’s visits and every other part of planning, you may push your oral health needs to the side. As a result, we’d like to offer a quick tip: Add your smile to your priority list! Especially during this time, it’s essential to protect your grin and to have the information you need to do so with ease.
About Your Diet
You may certainly find that like many women who have experienced pregnancy, you end up with serious cravings! While it may feel like there is little you can to do quell your desires other than to give into temptation, there are still some helpful oral health tips to take into consideration alongside those cravings:
- Do your best to eat a balanced, nutritional diet. Did you know that a baby’s teeth begin developing at about a third of the way into your pregnancy?
- Be careful with the sweet treats. Remember to rinse with water and to remain consistent with dental care, so you continue to avoid gingivitis and tooth decay.
About Your Visits
Remember that they are still completely necessary! We encourage you to continue on with your every-six-months cleanings and checkups to keep your smile in wonderful condition. Along the way, we can then answer any questions you have, so you don’t have to stress about them!
About Your Gum Health
Changes in your hormones (this can happen during pregnancy, puberty, menopause, etc.) can affect your gum health. The changes that come about during pregnancy can make it more likely that you may end up with inflamed gums, so keeping up with your care means you get to avoid common yet unnecessary oral health concerns.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Longview, TX.