As your Woodbridge family dentistry professionals, we want to look after everyone in your clan. That means doing our best and offering suggestions for pregnant mothers. There are a few proactive steps that you can take to look after your teeth, gums and unborn child from any unnecessary complications.

First and foremost, it’s always a good idea to share the news with us as soon as possible. There are certain medications we might otherwise prescribe that are not the best for expectant mothers. The sooner we know that you have a child on the way, the better.

Share Your Plans

Even better if you can share your plans to start a family before you’re pregnant. That way we can get things like x-rays done in advance. Here’s a tip if you need some dental work done and are already expecting.

The ideal time to have any work done is the second trimester.

More Woodbridge Family Dentistry Advice for Expectant Moms

If you’re like most pregnant mothers you’ll need to pile on some extra calories. Then there’s the pregnancy cravings and morning sickness to deal with. All of these situations can cause advanced risk for cavities.

Here’s some tips so you can stay on top of your dental hygiene routine while you’re pregnant.

  • Lots of pregnant mothers crave sweets. We suggest that you stay away from sugar laden candies and other items like chocolate. Too much sugar leads to bacteria buildup and tooth decay. Choose some candy or sugar-free gum instead. Remember everything in moderation.
  • Lots of expectant mothers snack more than they usually would. If you’re one of these folks, make sure to brush and floss more often. In fact, we often suggest that you double up on both.
  • Pregnant moms are often sick in the morning. Rinse your mouth out with mouthwash or warm water afterwards. This prevents the kind of bacteria build up that can lead to cavities.

You might find that you suffer from some hormone related dental problems during your pregnancy. In fact, lots of pregnant women have a case of mild gum disease or gingivitis. If that’s the case, we will be more than happy to treat it accordingly.

After you’ve given birth, it’s important to look after your gums and teeth. As Woodbridge family dentistry professionals, we always recommend that you come in for a consultation. Make sure to bring your newborn with you!