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Maintaining a Healthy Mouth During Pregnancy

Realizing that you are pregnant is an amazing feeling, but it is also news that comes with responsibilities. For most women who are pregnant, routine dental visits with our dentist near Elk Grove Village are perfectly safe, but it is important that you let our team know that you are pregnant when you visit us. If you have a high-risk pregnancy or you are aware of potential risk factors, make sure to let our team know about these as well. 

With this being said, there are many benefits that accompany visiting the dentist while you are pregnant! Here are some tips to establish an at-home healthy mouth routine to keep you and your baby safe. 

Brush & Floss Thoroughly

Continue brushing and flossing your teeth while you are pregnant just as you normally would. It is important that you use an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day to minimize your risk of decay from developing. 

Control Plaque

Do you need help controlling plaque during your pregnancy? Depending on the severity of the plaque development in your mouth, our dentist near Elk Grove Village may recommend using an antimicrobial mouth rinse to keep plaque under control. 

Monitoring Morning Sickness

Many pregnant women experience morning sickness throughout their pregnancy, consisting of feeling nauseous and even throwing up. If you are experiencing this, try using a mouth rinse that contains fluoride. This will prevent any acid from attacking your teeth. 

Do you have more questions about taking care of your smile while you’re pregnant? Feel free to contact our dentist near Elk Grove Village with questions or concerns!