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If you’re pregnant, your smile might be in danger, which is inconvenient, right? The last thing you want to worry about is your smile while you’re growing a bun in your oven. Unfortunately, pregnancy can take a toll on your smile. However, there are things you can do to keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape. Those things are:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Please remember to brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss your smile right before bed, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, unflavored waxed dental floss, and antibacterial mouthwash. Oral hygiene can help you prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues while you’re pregnant.

-Eat a balanced diet: Having a healthy and balanced diet can help you and your smile in a myriad of ways while you have a bun in your oven. So, please make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and avoid snacking throughout the day. If this is difficult because of nausea or morning sickness, please ask Dr. John Lohner for more tips and information.

-Visit your dentist: It’s extremely important to visit Dr. John Lohner every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. This is because the bacteria that promotes gum disease are bolstered during pregnancy. So, please remember to visit your dentist twice a year so our team can remove the harmful plaque and tartar from your smile. In addition, remember to mention your pregnancy to our team when you come into the office.

-Control your smile’s exposure to acid: Acid is a harmful substance that attacks your teeth and promotes enamel erosion and tooth decay. Unfortunately, there are high amounts of acid in your vomit. So, each time your meals come up, your teeth are vulnerable to many dental issues. So, please remember to rinse your mouth with water and a teaspoon of baking soda after you have thrown up. Don’t brush your teeth for at least a half an hour.

Call Lexington Heights Dental today at 801-756-2006 and schedule an appointment if you have any questions about how to take care of your smile while you’re pregnant in Cedar Hills, Utah. Dr. John Lohner and our dental team will be more than happy to assist you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!