Teeth during pregnancy
Teeth during pregnancy
TEETH DURING PREGNANCY
Many pregnant women often complain about catching colds from time to time. The vitamin course for future mothers-to-be does not seem to give any visible results. It turns out that in order to be healthy, it takes more than one vitamin pill per day. Come closer to a mirror and open your mouth. Do you see any signs of gingival inflammation (gingivitis) or caries?
Problems with oral cavity often increase the risk of the development of various diseases both for the mother and her unborn baby. This can have serious negative effect on the formation of child's vital systems. Bacteria, piling in the oral cavity, unnoticeably get to the gastrointestinal system, and the whole immune system becomes weakened. As a result, it becomes easy to catch a cold, and cardiovascular diseases and problems with digestion organs start developing.
TEETH DURING THE TIME OF PREGNANCY: THE FIRST VISIT TO THE DENTIST
Ideally, it is advisable to treat acute teeth problems before pregnancy planning. However, it is not always possible. It sometimes happens that you get notified about occasional problems in oral cavity during the time of your first visit to the dentist. What should be done in this case? Serious manipulations, like caries treatment with the use of anesthesia, should be laid aside for a while. Instead, you may consult your dentist about the right choice of the toothpaste to stop caries expansion even further. In cases with a deeply damaged tooth and the necessity to perform a root canal therapy (removal of the nerve), you might be offered a temporary dental filling. During the first pregnancy trimester all dental procedures should be performed maximally careful.
TEETH DURING THE TIME OF PREGNANCY: TREATMENT AND PREVENTATIVE CARE
A very important manipulation performed in the dentist's chair during the time of pregnancy – is the professional oral hygiene. Usually the procedure lasts approximately 40 minutes. During this time dentist will be able to remove old dental calculus and plaque.
Regarding modern and fashionable mothers-to-be, who take good care of the white smiles, it is not advisable to perform a teeth whitening procedure during pregnancy. In most cases it is even prohibited in the period of child bearing, when the pressure on the enamel is accelerated. During the time of pregnancy teeth become especially sensitive.
The second pregnancy trimester is a laudable period for treating superficial caries and gum inflammation. By that time all baby's vital organs have been formed and mild medication will not have any serious effects.
TEETH DURING THE TIME OF PREGNANCY: SMILE MORE OFTEN!
You have visited your dentist and had an oral hygiene procedure and caries treatment. What now? How to maintain your teeth beautiful and healthy during the pregnancy?
First, take a closer look of your toothbrush. During the following months it is better to choose brushes with medium softness. This will help both to prevent gums from bleeding and protect enamel from micro scratches. You will have to change your toothbrushes more often, preferably every month; your dentist will help you to choose the suitable toothpaste.
DENTIST'S VISIT SCHEDULE
- 1st visit: 6-9 pregnancy week
- 2nd visit: 16-18 pregnancy week
- 3rd visit: 26-28 pregnancy week
- 4th visit: 36-38 pregnancy week