Oral Health Tips when Having a Baby

Pregnancy and Oral HealthYou’ve got the glow of a mother-to-be. Keep it with these tips for better oral health for you and your baby.

Now you’re eating (and brushing, flossing and keeping dental appointments) for two.

  • Make an appointment at the outset of your pregnancy for a healthy head start and advice on changes that could lead to dental problems. Hormonal changes can lead to diet changes, for a famous example, and morning sickness acids can threaten tooth enamel.
  • Schedule non-emergency dental care for the fourth to sixth months, because a dental chair can be uncomfortable for a swollen body.
  • Avoid dental X-rays and tetracycline, which can stain fetal teeth.
  • Get a daily dose of calcium-laden foods like dairy products and dark green leafy vegetables, since your baby and your teeth both need them.
  • Reduce the threat of tooth decay or gum disease by brushing and flossing about 30 minutes after every meal and snack. This is especially important now that research has suggested a link between mothers with periodontal disease, or infectious gum disease, and low birth weight babies. Other research suggests that women with untreated periodontal disease are more likely to give birth prematurely.

About Dr. Chase & Dr. Kotula

Dr. Steven Chase, DDS & Jacqueline Kotula, DDS pride themselves on offering their patients the most comprehensive and sophisticated options for dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Their caring and talented dental family’s first priority is the well being of their patients. They strive to help their patients achieve optimum dental health by providing personalized and compassionate dental care. Their team is comprised of highly skilled professionals dedicated to excellence in every phase of dental treatment. They are committed to continued education, which enables delivery of the very finest, state-of-the-art cosmetic, restorative, and CEREC® same-day dentistry, along with Invisalign® clear aligners.

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