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Caring for your Teeth During Pregnancy

Article written by Elite Dental Group.

Though becoming pregnant can be the greatest joy of a woman’s life, it can also hold a number of stresses. If you have the loving support of a spouse and family, your stress and anxiety can be greatly reduced. Before, during, and after delivery a woman should take special care of herself. It’s important to get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and get professional prenatal care.

If you are thinking about becoming pregnant and you have any medical conditions, be sure to discuss this with your obstetrician. There are a number of risk factors for any woman during pregnancy. Usually if you are healthy and get good prenatal care, there will be fewer complications though. If you use alcohol or drugs, or smoke cigarettes, it’s important to stop during your pregnancy.

Good dental care during pregnancy is also important. Brush and floss daily. Don’t let toothaches or other problems go. If you have a tooth that hurts or is sensitive, see your dentist about this. Be sure to tell him that you’re pregnant. Avoid getting x-rays during pregnancy. You should also avoid getting your teeth whitened.

Use mouthwash to rinse away the offensive taste when you have morning sickness. This is also a great way to reduce bacterial growth in your mouth. Try to have dental procedures done before or after pregnancy. Of course, there will occasionally be unavoidable emergencies such as oral surgery in Glendale, CA.

Article provided by Elite Dental Group. Services include wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale, dental implants, tooth whitening and oral surgery in Glendale CA. Dr. Andre Eliasian is a highly accomplished Dentist in Glendale, CA. If you are in Glendale, Burbank or neighboring cities call for an appointment.