If you’re pregnant, you have a lot of incentive to eat healthy. Your baby’s teeth start to develop in the beginning of your second trimester, at about the time most women notice morning sickness starts to decrease. What you eat is what your baby eats, so maintaining a nutritious diet is essential for both of you to maintain healthy teeth, gums, and bones. Would you like to know more about prenatal preventive dental care? Your Moreno Valley dentists at Moreno Valley Dentistry, will offer information to bear in mind if you are expecting.

Making a Plan

Preparing for parenthood is challenging enough without having to worry about dental procedures to treat tooth decay. Making a dental appointment some time shortly before you get pregnant is optimal. Not everyone is able to plan ahead like that, but if at all possible, a pre-pregnancy checkup will keep you right on track. The best time to see the dentist when you’re pregnant is in the second trimester, roughly between the fourth and seventh months. With the right scheduling, you can continue your dental exams every six months, without interruption.

Keeping Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy

Morning sickness is an interesting name for one of the most well-known (and unpleasant) pregnancy symptoms. Most women that experience nausea and vomiting when they are carrying a child have symptoms at all hours – not just the morning. Unfortunately, all of that talk about keeping gums and teeth healthy can seem a low priority if the act of brushing your teeth makes you sick. Try different toothpastes, to see if there might be a flavor that is easier on you and your stomach. Be sure to rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after episodes of sickness to avoid acid erosion of tooth enamel.

Visit Your Moreno Valley Dentists

Are you pregnant and in need of a dental checkup? Your Moreno Valley dentists would be happy to meet all of your family’s comprehensive dentistry needs. To schedule your next checkup with 92533 dentist office call us at (951) 697-6800.