Do Pregnant Women Need Special Dental Care?

Article written by Elite Dental Group.

Though pregnancy can be an amazing time in a woman’s life, a great many changes take place in her body. Suddenly, she must be concerned about the tiny infant growing inside her. During those first few months, a great many adjustments are taking place in the woman’s life and in her body. Sometimes with all the upheaval going on, we can forget about good dental hygiene. However, it’s so important to take special care of your teeth and gums during a pregnancy.

Both your doctor and your dentist will advise you to eat healthy during your pregnancy. You and the baby will need this additional nutrition as this new life is growing in your tummy. In addition, fresh fruits like apples are very easy to digest and can help you stay regular. Make a habit of keeping healthy foods and snacks around the house so that it’s easy to pick up dried cranberries or an orange instead of chips and candy bars.

Drink plenty of water during your pregnancy, along with fruit juice, milk, yogurt, and other beneficial drinks and foods. This can ensure that your baby’s teeth, hair and bones will develop properly and foods like these are easier on your digestive tract. If you are planning to get pregnant soon, it’s a great idea to schedule an appointment to see your dentist before becoming pregnant. That way your dentist can do a thorough exam and take x-rays to make sure that your teeth and gums are perfectly healthy before you ever become pregnant.

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Article provided by Elite Dental Group. Services include wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale, dental implants, tooth whitening and oral surgery in Glendale CA. Dr. Andre Eliasian is a highly accomplished Dentist in Glendale, CA. If you are in Glendale, Burbank or neighboring cities call for an appointment.