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Dental Health During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy the female will experience various hormonal changes. Depending on these hormonal changes, the needs of the body will change as well. It is quite important for the female to get calcium, protein, vitamin and minerals from nutrients to meet the increasing needs of mothers body during pregnancy. As an example, if the female does not obtain the calcium needed from nutrients, the baby will use the calcium which the mother has stored. For this reason, the mother’s teeth may weaken and become more prone to tooth decay.

During pregnancy, it is quite important that the female pays extra attention to  oral and dental health. choosing the right toothbrush is important to prevent the teeth and gums problems during pregnancy. Otherwise, the teeth which are already sensitive, will be more open to problems and will wear out. For this reason, to obtain information about the appropriate toothbrush which will attend your needs, you should see a specialist.

How should oral health be during pregnancy?

It is quite important to ensure regular dental hygiene during pregnancy. The teeth should be brushed at least twice a day, with the right method. It is important to clean up the leftovers of food that is stuck between the teeth by using tooth floss after brushing your teeth. Otherwise, these may lead to tooth decay. In order to secure oral hygiene, you should use a mouthwash after flossing.

Is it possible to use every toothpaste during pregnancy?

It is important to choose the right toothpaste during pregnancy. Pastes that are appropriate for pregnancy which contain calcium support should be preferred. According to the external condition and sensitivity of the teeth, tailor-made pastes will help to maintain dental health.

In the same way brushing your teeth the right way, find the right toothpaste, flossing, using a mouthwash is very important during pregnancy.

What is the ratio of calcium needed during pregnancy?

Women need more calcium in their diet, during these three periods in their lives; puberty, pregnancy and menopause. Women after menopause may be under the risk of osteoporosis, that is why getting enough calcium is extremely important.

During pregnancy, not getting enough calcium is quite negative for the female. The baby will need calcium for growth and development. so if the female does not obtain enough amounts of calcium, the child will start to gain the calcium from which the female has stored. As a result, the risk of osteoporosis and muscle spasms can be seen. Also the teeth will be more prone to decay.

During pregnancy the mother will need around 1200 milligrams of calcium. Milk and dairy products are the best source for this. After the dairy products, the most effective calcium sources are from green leafy vegetables and nuts. Calcium plays an important role for the formation of The baby’s skeletal system and teeth. Mothers who do not drink milk, can obtain calcium by lactose-free milk or other dairy products such as cheese or yoghurt.

Especially during the last 3 months of pregnancy the calcium intake should increase. This period is when the baby is developing very quickly. The calcium taken during this period will also help with nursing the baby.