Pregnant women should pay extra attention to their gum and dental care during their pregnancy. Because research shows that pregnant women with gum disease have a significantly increased chance of premature birth. Some women do not notice it, others see and feel a clear difference. Under the influence of hormones the gums may be redder or swollen, and more bleeding. Usually such an ignition occurs especially between the second and eighth month.
Twice a day
Especially during your pregnancy it is therefore important to brush twice a day. In case of nausea it can be difficult to brush the teeth properly. Especially choose your back. In addition, pregnant women who have surrendered can not immediately brush their teeth. This is because stomach acid affects the tooth enamel. If you do this, chances are you will brush away your tooth enamel. To get rid of the bad taste in your mouth, you can rinse with water or with a mouthwash.
"The advice to take good care of your teeth when you are pregnant should be just as obvious as the advice not to smoke and to use alcohol" warns the Dutch Society for the Promotion of Dentistry (NMT).
In order to bring a pregnancy to a successful conclusion, various lifestyle recommendations already apply. Like healthy eating, no smoking, no drinking alcohol, as little stress as possible and regular exercise. Proper care of the expectant mother's teeth is usually forgotten in this list. But the best guarantee for a healthy outcome of the pregnancy is a healthy body and that includes a healthy mouth. For advice on "Pregnancy and good oral care" you can contact your dentist or dental hygienist.