Great parents look out for the best interests of their children. During pregnancy, the dental hygiene behaviors you practice (or don’t practice) can have a large impact on the health of your child — and we’re talking about more than their chompers. Please think about following these bits of guidance from Dr. Chad Gubler and the team at Gubler Dental to improve your dental health during pregnancy: you and your child will both benefit from a healthy oral cavity!
Advice 1: Be careful of eating foods higher in sugar; they promote the development of plaque and tooth breakdown.
Foods high in sugar, such as soda, candy, and baked goods promote the buildup of plaque on pearly whites, subsequently leading to tooth decay, cavities and gum disease. Although cravings for these things will definitely come during pregnancy, fight off the impulse to eat sugary foods. Your teeth, your baby’s pearly whites and the health of you and your baby will strengthen if you do so.
Advice 2: Closely monitor the amount of plaque on your chompers.
Plaque, as you might understand, is a biofilm of both organic and inorganic substances left on your teeth. Since acids that can decay your chompers love feeding on plaque, it’s important to keep your chompers clean from plaque, which is exactly why we brush our pearly whites. Pregnant women should be especially careful with plaque since they are at an increased risk for developing it. We may be able to endorse a mouthwash for you if your plaque levels are high.
Advice 3: Regularly set up visits with our practice so we can look out for your overall dental health.
And of course, no guidance would be complete if we didn’t endorse that you visit our office for regular checkups. Our team has the advanced training, devices, and experience necessary to help you in taking your dental health to the next level for the advantage of you and your baby.
We hope that this post has been informative and helpful to your understanding of your oral health during pregnancy. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with our Gubler Dental Henderson, Nevada, office, please phone us at (702) 558-9977 now.