Wednesday 3 June 2015

  Keep Teeth Healthy During PregnancyImage result for images of teeth and pregnant women
1. Be aware of pregnancy gingivitis symptoms. Expectant mothers experience hormone changes that can exaggerate the way gum tissue reacts Symptoms include gums that become swollen and bleed easily when brushed.
2. Don’t ignore dry mouth. Dry mouth is a pretty common side effect during pregnancy, but it’s not one to take lightly.                        Good saliva flow helps cleanse your mouth of food particles and bacteria. Stay hydrated & pay close attention to good oral hygiene habits such as brushing with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day & flossing regularly
3 Pregnancy “tumors are nothing to worry about.  Good news: Though these sound scary, they’re just benign growths – not actually tumors – that result from swollen gums. Typically, they go away on their own.
4 It s safe to see the dentist when pregnant.
If you are pregnant and haven’t had a cleaning in the past year, it’s recommended you see your dentist during the first trimester for a dental cleaning and guidance on maintaining your oral health during your pregnancy. If dental work is needed, the second trimester is the safest time to get it done

 5.X rays should be avoided, but are acceptable, if necessary. Any procedure that can wait until after the baby is born – including X-rays – should. But emergencies happen; and when they do, dentists will take great care to expose moms-to-be to the lowest amount of radiation possible by protecting the woman’s neck and lap with a lead apron

Regular check up at ident clinic will keep your teeth healthy and smiling  
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