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Do you want a strong and healthy smile while you are pregnant? If so, good for you! Unfortunately, pregnancy can take a toll on your teeth and gums. This is why it’s important to do all you can to keep your oral health in tip-top shape while you are pregnant. You can do so by doing the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: It’s important to clean your smile regularly. So, make sure you brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. Doing these things can keep your teeth and gums clean and pristine and can also prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Eat a balanced diet: Having a healthy and balanced diet can help you and your smile in a myriad of ways while you have a bun in your oven. So, please make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and avoid snacking throughout the day. If this is difficult because of nausea or morning sickness, please ask Dr. Chris Lindsey for more tips and information.

Visit your dentist: It’s vital that you visit Dr. Chris Lindsey every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. This is because the bacteria that cause gum disease are bolstered during pregnancy. So, it’s important that you remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums so you don’t fall victim to gum disease. Also, please remember to mention your pregnancy to our dental team when you come into our office.

Control your smile’s exposure to acid: Unfortunately, morning sickness can cause terrible harm to your teeth. This is because your vomit has high amounts of acid. The acid tends to cling to the teeth and erode the enamel, promoting tooth decay and sensitivity. So, please rinse your mouth with water and a teaspoon of baking soda. This can help keep the acid from attacking your teeth.

If you have questions or concerns about how to take care of your smile while you are pregnant in Palo Alto, California, please don’t hesitate to call Chris E. Lindsey DDS at 650-327-3770. The sooner you call our office, the sooner our dental team will be able to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!