Women go through many changes during the period of pregnancy. One can experience symptoms like morning sickness, swollen foot, toothache, etc. During this time, you cannot afford to ignore your oral health. When you go with the period of pregnancy, there are many changes in hormones, such as increased levels of estrogen and progesterone. These changes put your mouth at the risk of a buildup of plaque. This plaque put your gums at the risk of bleeding gums and gum infection. If this gum infection reaches the advanced stage, then it can damage the supporting bone of the tooth and in some cases, it can even cause tooth loss.
When you are experiencing tooth pain for many days, then you should not delay in visiting a private dentist Basingstoke. However, you can rinse your mouth with warm water mixed with salt to eliminate or reduce pain.
Maintain Oral Hygiene: During pregnancy, you might be tired and find it difficult to brush before going to bed. But you should make a routine to brush twice a day and floss your teeth every day. Moreover, you should start using fluoride toothpaste to strengthen your teeth.
Gargle after Vomiting: It is expected to vomit during pregnancy because of morning sickness. Vomiting increases the level of acidity in your mouth. So, you should not brush immediately after the vomiting as it may damage the tooth enamel. Brushing can be done after one hour of vomiting. Instead, you should rinse your mouth with water after vomiting.
Healthy Diet: During pregnancy, you should focus on a healthy diet by limiting the foods that contain sugar in them. Consuming foods that are high in sugar and acids should be limited as they can damage oral health. Take a balanced diet that is rich in iron and vitamins which also contributes to fetal growth. Also, limit the intake of pickles and ice-creams.
Inform Dentist: Inform your dentist about the pregnancy as you may require more visits for regular dental cleanings.
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