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Brush and floss daily
It is recommended that all women visit a dentist early in pregnancy to identify and treat dental problems. Dental treatment for pregnant women can be performed safely without pain. Call and arrange an appointment at Oris Dental Clinic in Ahmedabad with your favorite dentist as soon as you learn you are pregnant. The best time to have dental exam is during mid-pregnancy (4-6 months).
Eat smart for healthy teeth:
Rinse your mouth with water after meals and snacking. Snack less often and eat sweets at the end of a meal instead of between meals. Limit sweet and starchy snacks (like potato chips, soft drinks and even fruit juices).
Select snacks low in Sugar
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Calcium is found in milk, cheese, soybeans, and leafy green vegetables. If your diet is low in these foods, ask your prenatal provider about a calcium supplement.
If you have periodontal disease (pyorrhea), your baby might be born too early or at a low birth weight.
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums and bone holding teeth in place. The gums become red, swollen and can bleed during brushing.
Accumulation of calculus (tartar) on your teeth is the beginning of such disease. It is the hub of germs which stay in your mouth and also pass on to your baby. So if you notice any kind of tartar or discoloration on your teeth visit a dentist now.
A dentist can clean your teeth and treat gum disease safely during pregnancy.
Need more information? Consult your favorite dentist at the Oris Dental Clinic in Ahmedabad immediately for further information.