Baby On Board: Can I Visit the Dentist?
Community Health Plans congratulates you on the new addition coming to your family. You may have a lot of questions about pregnancy. Maintaining a great dental care plan during your pregnancy is important for you and the health of your baby. That includes going to the dentist.
Community Health Plans recommends talking to your dentist about the types of oral care products to use throughout the pregnancy. Some of the products may vary from what you are used to. Dentists recommend brushing and flossing with a fluoridated mouth rinse with the ADA Seal every night.
When talking with your dentist inform them of any changes in medication or advice from physician about dental care.
At Community Health Plans, we know its important to always maintain a healthy lifestyle. That includes your pregnancy. Here are some tips that can help.
- Inform your dentist even if you think you may be pregnant to protect yourself and the baby.
- Some women may be prone to gingivitis during pregnancy. Your dentist may recommend more frequent cleanings if this becomes an issue.
- Diet. Include a sufficient amount of vitamins A, C, and D in your diet.
- When the craving to snack arises, choose foods that are low in sugar and nutritious. Some examples include: raw fruits, vegetables, yogurt and cheese. Consult your physician for a recommended diet.
- Ask the dental office what protections they have available during x-rays for anyone that is pregnant. X-Rays may be necessary if you have a dental emergency.
- If you have morning sickness try rinsing with a teaspoon of baking soda with water to stop stomach acid from attacking your teeth.
- After your baby is born continue to maintain a healthy dental regiment and talk with your dentist about how to take care of your baby’s dental hygiene from day one.
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