This video is from ADA
Did you know that pregnancy gingivitis is preventable? Its important to be mouth healthy for life. Our mouth is the gateway to our body’s overall health. During pregnancy, your oral health is important for both yours & your baby. Regular Dental check up & cleaning during pregnancy is beneficial to prevent any gum problem or what is commonly called as pregnancy gingivitis’. This is caused by increase accumulation of plaque because of the increased hormone levels. According to the ADA, its the plaque not your hormone that causes it.The gums may bleed easily when brushing your teeth and at times swollen. It’s very important to maintain good health, good oral hygiene and to keep a balance diet.
There are 3 tips that we can give you to avoid pregnancy gingivitis.
1. Healthy & balance diet Eating green & colorful vegetables, protein, and nutritious foods like food rich with vitamins & minerals that contains vitamin A, B, C, D and Calcium is highly recommended for you & your baby. What you eat can affect your baby’s development including the teeth. The first 2 trimester, your baby’s teeth are starting to develop.
2. Brush 2x a day for 2 minutes and floss regularly and carry a tooth brush.
3. Go t the dentist regularly. So don’t be a stranger to your dentist, come and visit us regularly for your dental cleaning and check up.
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Dr. Jeff D. Velasquez