Pregnancy is an exciting stage in life, but, unfortunately, it might not be for the smile. Pregnancy can take a toll on the teeth and gums, which is why it’s important to do everything you can to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. So, to help you fight the pregnancy dental issues, like brittle teeth, enamel erosion, and pregnancy gingivitis, our dentist, Dr. Mark Ranzinger, is happy to give you the tips you need.
First, pay special attention to your smile. Brush every morning and night (with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste), floss once a day (with easy-to-use floss), and rinse daily (with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash). You also need to visit Blakeney Dental every six months for your dental checkups. These things can help you reduce the chances of having dental complications as you grow your bun in your oven. When you come in for your checkups, make sure to mention you are pregnant.
Second, if your pregnancy makes you sick, take extra good care of your teeth. The acid in your vomit can severely damage your teeth. So, after you make your visit to the loo, make sure to rinse your mouth with water and wait a half an hour to brush your teeth.
Call Blakeney Dental today at 704-541-8600 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to care for your smile when you are pregnant in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our dental team looks forward to hearing from and helping you!