Pregnacy and teeth
Treatments for the care and treatment of teeth during pregnancy
It is known that due to the increased activity of the hormones in pregnancy there is an increased tendency towards gum inflamation. Gums are slightly swollen and very sensitive. If there is insufficient care of the oral cavity, the plaque will stick to the tooth and create deposits that are an excellent basis for bacteria. It is a mistake to think that a woman loses one tooth each pregnancy.
Also, it is wrong to avoid visits to the dentist during pregnancy.
The increased acidity of saliva in pregnancy, caused sometimes by frequent vomiting and dietary changes, is just one of the many factors that cause the appearance of caries.
In order to prevent this risk of developing caries, it is necessary to warn future mothers about the necessity of proper oral hygiene and the mandatory removal of tooth plaque from the teeth. In addition to a tooth brush and paste, it is also necessary to floss and, if necessary, a water flosser. At the beginning of pregnancy it is necessary to remove the plaque.
One visit to the dentist in the first three months of pregnancy will give you the confidence and the feeling that your teeth and gums are healthy.
Nutrition in pregnancy
It is commonly known that the consumption of sugar results in the creation of caries. So be sure you do not take sugar between meals.
During pregnancy, the fetus gets everything that is needed for development. Therefore, it is necessary to have a healthy and varied diet with sufficient amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, calcium, iron, phosphorus etc. Insufficient and non versatile nutrition can cause disorders and mineralization of milk teeth.
It is necessary to introduce a pregnant woman with proper tooth care and tooth protection with fluoride tablets (1 mg during pregnancy). Always consult your doctor about taking all medicines, including fluoride.