The Importance of Oral Health to Pregnant Women

While it may initially seem that oral health is the least of the concerns of a woman who is pregnant, it is still very important. This is because there are been studies that suggests there is a correlation between the mother’s unhealthy gums during pregnancy and the possibility of premature birth.

Pregnancy is one of few times when the body is more vulnerable to different types of health complications, including problems associated with oral health. If you need advice as to your pregnancy situation and how it relates to your teeth, gums and mouth, Arbutus North Dental Centre can help answer any of your questions and guide you through your pregnancy.

During pregnancy, women may develop oral complications like bleeding and swollen gums or bad breath. While some may ignore symptoms like these and wait till they go away, it is best to have these issues checked. At Arbutus North Dental Centre, our team can advise pregnant women about the proper course to ensure their oral health. We can offer you tips such as brush with a soft bristled toothbrush and rinse your mouth out regularly with antibacterial mouthwash.

Diet of course is just as important. This will also contribute to the oral health of a pregnant woman. Choosing healthy and nutritious kinds of foods is always the best option. Women should also have their oral health checked before and after pregnancy to ensure that any complications developed during that period can be easily resolved.