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Self help dental care tips for pregnant women

Author: Dr. Nhan Tam View: 617
Most of the time, pregnancy doesn't cause tooth discomfort, but many pregnant women have dental problems. Common manifestations are bleeding, congestion, itching in the gums, toothache. This is not good for them but also affects the health of the fetus.

Common dental problems in pregnant women

The most common disease is gingivitis, which may not be caused by an infection but is caused by a disorder of blood circulation in the gums. This phenomenon is usually seen from the 3rd month and gradually decreases until the 8th month. It is found that half of these disorders as well as other changes in the body during pregnancy will disappear automatically after delivery. But if left to nature, plus poor oral hygiene, it is likely that these women's teeth will have decay and periodontal disease. The cases of bleeding when brushing teeth, toothache are most likely caused by the roots of the teeth that have been exposed before, now mechanical effects and circulatory disorders are aggravated along with inflammation if accompanied. That is the phenomenon of tooth decay, the patient needs to be examined and treated.

How to take care of your teeth?

Before pregnancy: If you have oral diseases before pregnancy, you may be at risk of these diseases during pregnancy, so it is necessary to take care of your teeth from the time you intend to become pregnant. It is important to always maintain good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth after eating and before going to bed, using a toothpaste containing fluoride. Use floss to clean between teeth instead of toothpicks. Periodic dental check-ups and thorough treatment of dental diseases if they have been acquired.

During pregnancy: During this period, a woman often has changed in her body, such as heartburn, fatigue, and shortness of breath, changes in eating habits, etc. So that this situation does not affect her health. In general and to the teeth in particular, you should use a gauze bandage with toothpaste to clean your teeth and rinse your mouth with clean water because pregnant women often vomit in the first few months, especially when brushing teeth, acidic fluids In the stomach, it can easily cause tooth decay. Moreover, pregnancy also makes women eat erratically, many people eat sweets more than usual, so they are very susceptible to tooth decay. Therefore, to avoid dental disease, try to eat low-sugar products but instead eat sweets from fresh fruits, drink a lot of milk, eat less salt, moderate fat.

Hormonal changes also make gums more prone to inflammation and bleeding, making many people afraid to not brush their teeth, but doing so will make the condition worse. When examining the doctor, you should inform the doctor at what stage the patient is pregnant so that the doctor can take appropriate treatment measures. Absolutely do not self-medicate, especially do not use tetracycline, because this medicine will make your child's teeth later brown or black. In order for the children to have healthy and beautiful teeth, they should eat a full range of nutrients, especially calcium, and should not eat a lot of sweets and fatty foods.

After giving birth: With the advanced concept of nutrition, after giving birth, pregnant women do not have to have a strict diet as before, but for teeth, they should not eat too hot or too cold food. Just like during pregnancy, it is important to take good care of your teeth and gums. When nursing a baby, a mother's body's calcium is concentrated in milk, so it is necessary to drink milk regularly and eat lots of green vegetables and fruits to supplement calcium for the mother's own body and in breast milk. Newborns do not have bacteria that cause tooth decay, to keep children clean, adults should not kiss the child's mouth and should not feed the baby.

You should go to the dentist every 6 months to detect and promptly treat the diseases you have.