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Raj Parmar B.D.S., L.D.S.R.C.S.Eng Emma Baggaley B.ch.D., M.F.G.D.P.(UK)

Dental Healthcare Marlow

Passionate about Prevention

At Dental Healthcare Marlow we're passionate about helping people take care of their teeth, not only for the immediate future but for the rest of their lives, by giving appropriate information and encouraging good habits.

Dental care during pregnancy

pregnant dental careWhen you’re pregnant it’s especially important to take care of your oral health.

Caring for your gums

Hormonal changes will increase blood flow to your gums and reduce your body’s ability to keep harmful bacteria in check. These factors can increase your susceptibility to gum disease.

Your gums may appear red and swollen, feel sensitive or bleed when you’re brushing. This condition, known as pregnancy gingivitis, can be kept under control by thorough brushing and flossing to completely remove plaque, the harmful sticky layer of bacteria that coats your teeth.

However if pregnancy gingivitis is left to progress it may lead to periodontal disease, which increases the chances of your baby being born prematurely.

Make sure to see your dentist during your pregnancy for a check-up and professional cleaning.

Looking after your teeth

When you’re pregnant you may find you’re hungrier than usual and feel the need of an occasional energy boost during the day. However you should try to keep your sugar intake to a minimum. If you must eat between meals, choose low sugar snacks.

Your baby’s teeth

During the second three months of pregnancy, your baby's first teeth will begin to form. Eating foods rich in calcium, like cheese, milk and fish will help your baby's teeth grow strong.

By following these simple tips you will be safeguarding your own wellbeing and giving your baby a good start towards lifelong dental health.

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