Your smile requires specific care at every stage of life and dental growth. This involves being pregnant. Hormone changes and sharing nutrition with a growing child might cause a variety of dental health issues. As a result, expecting mothers must be even more attentive in keeping up with their preventive dental care. If you’re expecting a baby, check this list of common oral health concerns and their associated warnings to ensure a healthy smile during your pregnancy.
1 – Gingivitis during pregnancy
Pregnancy gingivitis is a term for gum disease that is so widespread among pregnant women. If you detect any changes in the color or texture of soft tissue, itchy or irritated gums, bleeding during dental cleanings, or chronic foul breath that doesn’t improve with routine brushing and flossing, contact your dentist immediately once. To reduce the number of oral microorganisms and rejuvenate your oral health, we may consider adding an antibacterial mouth rinse to your daily hygiene practice.
2 – Soft Tissue Cysts
When these cysts appear, they can be alarming, and many pregnant women are concerned. This is, nevertheless, a typical oral health risk during pregnancy. While these cysts can get fairly large, we will likely not wish to remove them as long as they are noncancerous, do not cause pain, and do not obstruct speaking or chewing. In most situations, they go away after you give birth, but if your cyst persists, it’s best to have it removed after your baby is born.
3 – Dry Mouth
Dry mouth can be caused by hormonal changes. Patients with dry mouth are more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease because saliva neutralizes acidic plaque. Drink plenty of water and chew sugar-free hard candies or throat lozenges to combat dry mouth.
4 – Morning Sickness Causes Enamel Erosion
The most dreaded element of pregnancy is morning sickness. When you’re worried about whether or not you’ll be able to finish your omelet, your grin is probably the last thing on your mind. Tooth decay and enamel erosion can occur as a result of regular vomiting. To avoid this, quickly rinse your mouth and, if possible, brush your teeth after being sick to remove stomach acids from your mouth.
5 – Dental Sensitivity
When teeth are exposed to hot or cold meals and beverages, gum disease, dry mouth, and enamel erosion all can contribute to heightened sensitivity. Using a daily desensitizing gel at home and/or undergoing topical treatments during your regular checks, in addition to treating the causes of sensitivity, may be useful in lowering dental sensitivity.
Meet Dr. Nav Singh
Dr. Navroop Singh is a dentist in Penrith 2750. Dr. Singh is committed to helping people keep their healthiest smiles. Let Dr. Singh know if you’re pregnant or attempting to get pregnant before your next dental appointment. He will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to help you avoid the oral health problems that are common among expectant mothers. The practice is located in NSW at 59 Station Street Penrith NSW 2750. You can use the Google maps to find the exact location of the practice.