Sunday, April 30, 2023

Give your baby the best possible start.. When you're pregnant, you're more prone to gum disease and tooth decay, which can affect your baby's health



Taking care of the mother's oral health and its impact on the child's health

Taking care of the health of your mouth—and your baby's—is one of the best ways to help your baby from the start.
When you're pregnant, you're more prone to gum disease and tooth decay, which can affect your baby's health.

If you already have a baby, her little teeth are important! Caring for them now sets your baby up for lifelong dental health.
Keep these easy steps in mind to protect your little teeth at all stages.

Steps to protect the mother's teeth:

1- Go to the dentist before giving birth. You may be more prone to gum disease and tooth decay when you're pregnant, which can affect your baby's health.

Also, when your baby is born, you could pass on the bad bacteria from your mouth, increasing the baby's chances of getting cavities too.

Going to the dentist when you're pregnant is totally safe—and it's best to do it before your new baby takes up all of your time.  

2- Brush twice a day and floss once a day.
This is the best way to prevent bad bacteria from growing and being passed on to your baby when it is born.   

3- If you suffer from morning sickness, rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in a glass of water after your discomfort.
This helps remove acid and keep tooth enamel healthy.