Pregnant woman has to take lot of care during the entire 9 months of the pregnancy term. Nausea, vomiting, backache are some of the common issues faced during this period. But not many people know that apart from these issues, there is one more issue that is more often not neglected by a woman during pregnancy. That issue is dental care.
During pregnancy, blood supply and higher than normal level of progesterone hormone softens your body tissues including your gums. The excess sensitiveness of the gums makes it more susceptible to infection. Increase in blood supply also results in to pressure on the gum line capillaries.
All this would put strain on your already sensitive gums, and would result in to bleeding gums problem, especially during brushing or flossing the teeth. Thus, you must take special care of your teeth during these 9 months period. You should religiously maintain an oral hygiene schedule and stick to it. In addition, make sure that you have a balanced and nutritious diet which will help you to combat the dental problems.
Following are the tips that will come handy to maintain dental hygiene during pregnancy:
Make sure that you brush twice a day.
Use a toothbrush that has soft bristles. You can also use toothpaste that is meant for sensitive gums.
Floss regularly during the day.
Make sure that you brush and floss softly. Any harsh movement will lead to bleeding gums in no time.
Have nutritious diet. Include calcium, protein, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, in your daily diet schedule.
Avoid sugary foods and frizzy drinks that will rotten your teeth further.
Visit a dentist before the pregnancy and during the pregnancy term for teeth cleansing or any other issue.
On a daily basis, one maintains an average oral hygiene levels. However, in the pregnancy period, due to changes in the body, a pregnant woman needs to pay special attention to her oral hygiene levels. Even on daily basis, teeth are considered to be the most neglected part of your body. However, during these 9 months, they are one of the most important body parts that need special attention. Remember, damage once done cannot be repaired.