22 May Good teeth during my pregnancy?
Your oral health in 6 points
“I’M PREGNANT: ARE MY TEETH MORE FRAGILE? “
No, not more than before but you must keep good habits for your diet and your oral hygiene by using a soft toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. For optimal oral health, remember to brush your teeth after each feeding.
“I HAVE NAUSEA THAT CAUSES VOMITING. I NIBBLE CONSTANTLY BECAUSE I’M ALWAYS HUNGRY. ARE THESE TWO SITUATIONS DANGEROUS TO MY TEETH? “
Repeated vomiting weakens your teeth due to acidity which can eventually cause cavities. Remember to rinse your mouth with sodium bicarbonate (a teaspoon in a glass of water) or with a fluoridated mouth wash, or at least with clear water, and especially wait 30 minutes before brushing the teeth because the enamel of your teeth is fragile.
At the same time, try to limit the nibbling and sodas, even lights, which are also acidic to the enamel of your teeth.
“MY GUMS BLEED, IS THIS NORMAL?”
Yes, the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy make your gums more sensitive to plaque. So, more than ever, be sure to brush your teeth and gums, and complete your brushing possibly with a mouthwash without alcohol. From the beginning of your pregnancy, make an appointment with your dentist to get her recommendations; It will control your teeth, your gums and if necessary, scaling, eliminating one of the factors of irritation and embrittlement of the gums.
“CAN I HAVE MY TEETH TREATED DURING MY PREGNANCY? “
Yes, a check-up visit to the dentist is necessary from the beginning of your pregnancy and the care can be quite realized. The ideal period for care is between the 4th quarter and the 8th month, but any emergency can be managed outside this period. Complex treatments (surgery, prostheses, etc. …) will preferably be postponed after the birth of your child.
“DURING THE CARE, CAN MY DENTIST DO X-RAYS? “
In general, radiographs should be limited to the maximum during pregnancy. However, if they proved necessary for a diagnosis, they could be carried out safely using lead protection.
“IN ORAL CARE, CAN MY DENTIST GIVE ME A LOCAL ANAESTHETIC? “
Yes, your dentist will be able to carry out a local anaesthesia, he will choose a suitable product because of your pregnancy.