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Unfortunately, pregnancy can take a toll on your smile, whether you believe it or not. This is why it’s extremely important to take good care of your teeth and gums while you have a bun in your oven. So, to help you do so, our Peak Dental Care dental team encourages you to do the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: Please remember to brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss your smile right before bed, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, unflavored waxed dental floss, and antibacterial mouthwash. Oral hygiene can help you prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues while you’re pregnant.

Eat a balanced diet: Having a balanced and healthy diet will help you maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums. This is why it’s best to eat enough fruits and vegetables and limit snacking as much as possible. If you have a tough time doing these things because of nausea, feel free to talk to Dr. Scott Lindsay and ask for some advice.

Visit your dentist: It’s important to visit your dentist every six months, especially because gum disease is more prevalent in pregnant women. This is often the case because the bacteria that create plaque and tartar are bolstered during pregnancy. So, make sure you visit Dr. Scott Lindsay twice a year so he can remove the plaque and tartar from your smile. Also, please remember to mention your pregnancy to the staff when you come to the office.

Control your smile’s exposure to acid: Acid is a harmful substance that attacks your teeth and promotes enamel erosion and tooth decay. Unfortunately, there are high amounts of acid in your vomit. So, each time your meals come up, your teeth are vulnerable to many dental issues. So, please remember to rinse your mouth with water and a teaspoon of baking soda after you have thrown up. Don’t brush your teeth for at least a half an hour.

If you do these things, you’ll be on the right track toward a top-notch smile and oral health while you’re pregnant in Centennial, Colorado. To learn more, please remember that you can always call our office at 720-489-0797 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!