Getting a checkup during pregnancy is safe and important for your dental health. Not only can you take care of cleanings and procedures like cavity fillings before your baby is born, but your dentist can help you with any pregnancy-related dental symptoms you might be experiencing.
Can I go to the dentist at 6 weeks pregnant?
Routine dental care can be done any time during pregnancy. Any urgent procedure can be done, as well. All elective dental procedures, however, should be postponed until after the delivery.
Can going to the dentist cause a miscarriage?
In our opinion, there is no increased risk for miscarriage with dental care and we don’t recommend delaying needed treatment. If major dental work or elective orthodontics is planned, patients might wish to consider waiting until after delivery. This is our general recommendation with most medical procedures.
How can I prevent my teeth from falling out during pregnancy?
The best way for pregnant women to prevent tooth decay and gingivitis is to keep their teeth and gums clean. Brushing with fluoridated toothpaste twice a day, flossing once a day, and getting a professional dental cleaning is the best way to keep pregnant women’s teeth and gums healthy.
What does pregnancy do to teeth?
High levels of the hormones progesterone and estrogen during pregnancy can temporarily loosen the tissues and bones that keep your teeth in place. This can make your teeth loose. Periodontal disease (also called periodontitis or gum disease).
Is hygienist free when pregnant?
While you’re pregnant and for the first year after your baby’s born, you can get free NHS dental treatment. If you have a non-NHS dentist, they’re not obliged to offer you free treatment. Keep going to your dentist and dental hygienist regularly.
Why do I throw up when I brush my teeth while pregnant?
You might have an increased gag reflex while brushing your teeth. Some pregnant women find that brushing their teeth, particularly the molars, provokes the gag reflex.