Dental problems during pregnancy are quite common, with approximately 40 percent of women who have gingivitis, cavities, and periodontitis, according to a recent report by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). And left untreated, many conditions can be harmful to you and your baby, Fox News reports.
One of the most common dental conditions is pregnancy gingivitis, which can cause red, tender, and swollen gums that bleed easily.
If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, here’s what you can do to prevent dental problems:
BRUSH AND FLOSS. Or use a toothbrush with flossing bristles such as the Mouth Watchers one. The fine bristles remove the food causing plaque in the deepest groves of the tooth and help break the plaque in between the teeth and under the gum line where gingivitis starts. Additionally, the antimicrobial silver-embedded bristles kill bacteria on the brush so you don't reinfect yourself at night when using a toothbrush that has been sitting on the counter of your bathroom sink for... hours... growing millions of micro-organism...
Using those kind of bristles are definitely the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy, as well as to keep your whole body out of reach of bacteria... And prevent harm for your baby!
GO TO THE DENTIST.
EAT RIGHT: fiber-filled fruits and vegetables, nuts, and cheese. If you drink soda or coffee with sugar (please sweet them with Xylitol instead!!!), have a cup but don’t sip on it all day, said Dr. Joseph Banker, founder of Creative Dental Care in Westfield, NJ.
Oh, and chew gum and drink plenty of water.
The Mouth Watchers Team.