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Pregnancy is cause for a lot of excitement, but it’s also a period in which you want to give some extra focus to your oral health. With pregnancy can come some increased risk to your smile, which is why our team offers the following dental hygiene tips:

– Clean your smile every day. In order to have healthy teeth, it’s important to brush twice a day, floss every day and rinse your smile with mouthwash to avoid gum disease and tooth decay.

– Eat a healthy diet. To protect your teeth and gums, eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and limit how often you snack. However, because snacking helps some patients avoid morning sickness, speak with Dr. Caesar Ciaglia if you need to follow an alternative diet plan.

– Visit the dentist twice a year. Dental visits are always important, but they can also help you avoid gum disease during pregnancy, which can be at a heightened risk due to greater oral bacteria leading to more plaque and tartar buildup. During your dental cleanings, our team removes this buildup from the teeth and gums.

– Reduce tooth harm caused by acid. During morning sickness, your teeth can become coated in stomach acid and develop issues such as loss of tooth enamel, decay and tooth sensitivity. Mixing baking soda and water to swish around your mouth can protect your teeth from acid.

Contact New Lenox Dental Group at 815-485-2345 today to learn more about caring for your oral health in New Lenox, Illinois.