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Is Teeth Cleaning Safe When Pregnant?

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Dr. Christianne Lee
Is Teeth Cleaning Safe When Pregnant?Did your teeth cleaning appointment find you pregnant? You are probably torn between skipping the procedure and pushing through. In this article, you will find out why it is important to have your teeth cleaned and if it is safe.

Why You Should Get Your Teeth Cleaned

It is common for pregnant women to have inflammation of the gums. This leads to periodontitis if not treated. Severe tooth decay can lead to an infection which may enter the bloodstream and affect your baby.

Good oral hygiene involves having your teeth cleaned at the dentist's. This helps to get rid of plaque in places that you may not be able to reach when brushing your teeth at home.

To prevent tumors that develop in some pregnant women. Tumors develop on the gums due to severe inflammation and irritation of the gums by food particles. Although they are not cancerous, they are uncomfortable and make eating and speaking difficult.

Dental Care During Pregnancy

It is important to take your oral health seriously especially when pregnant. This is because it will help you and your baby to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy. Spread your appointments for the whole pregnancy period so that you can have regular checkups.

Change your toothpaste if it keeping you from brushing your teeth. After vomiting due to morning sickness, rinse your mouth to prevent enamel erosion by the acids.

Keep away from sugary snacks because they can cause tooth decay. Maintain a healthy diet, this helps you to have strong healthy teeth. Your baby's teeth also start developing while still in the womb so this will help in that.

It is safe to have your teeth cleaned during pregnancy so you do not have to skip your appointment. For professional teeth cleaning call us to book an appointment at our clinic.
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