Did you know pregnancy increases your risk of developing tooth decay? A higher intake of carbohydrates leads to a frequency of bleeding gums. Also, morning sickness causes acid reflux which wears down tooth enamel. For this reason, it’s important to practice good hygiene during gestation. The American Dental Association (ADA) developed new standards for pregnant women. Besides seeing your dentist on a regular basis, you should floss and brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Both reduce the incident of food particles being stuck in-between teeth. They also brighten up your smile. So, as you complete that to-do list for the arrival of your son or daughter, remember to take care of yourself. A healthy you equals an easy delivery and more vibrant baby. Also, you can spend the extra money saved on dental bills for more important things like a fabulous crib.
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