Pregnant women are susceptible to a wide range of oral health conditions that could be harmful to their own health and the future of their baby. There are many myths about the safety of dental care during pregnancy. As a result, pregnant women receive less dental care than when they are not pregnant. In our review, we tried to emphasize the importance and safety of routine dental care for pregnant women.
The deterioration of oral and dental health during pregnancy depends on the following factors:
- During the first months of pregnancy some mothers may have extreme interest in some foods, especially carbohydrates, and tooth brushing can be neglected after they eat these kinds of food.
- Pregnant women bleed more readily due to the effect of pregnancy hormones (estrogen, progesterone), and may consequently avoid brushing their teeth. As a result, bacterial plaque increases. Therefore, in pregnancy, the mouth needs more care.
- Vomiting, especially during the first months of pregnancy, increases the acidic environment in the mouth. After vomiting, in the first few months, the mother may not pay enough attention to oral care. If the teeth are not brushed sufficiently, an acidic environment will form in the mouth.
- Saliva flow decreases. For these reasons, the formation of caries increases during this period.
- Mothers can neglect their own oral and dental health care while they are dealing with the health of the baby, which in turn causes a deterioration of oral health.
For these reasons, it is necessary to pay more attention to dental health care during this period.
During pregnancy, oral and dental care requires special attention. Oral health is a part of general health, and it is of even greater importance during this period because it concerns both the mother and the fetus. It should also be kept in mind that neglecting oral and dental health during pregnancy does not only cause problems such as tooth decay and tooth loss, but may also lead to problems such as premature birth, low birth weight infant, and pre-eclampsia. Pregnancy is a period in which the mother must obey certain rules in order to protect her health and her baby’s’ health. In this period, mothers can protect their oral health by taking the necessary precautions and then they can prevent dental problems that may be irreversible.
GC Tooth Mousse
GC Tooth Mousse is a delicious tasting crème that contains calcium and phosphate; the major minerals teeth are made from. Because calcium and phosphate are carried in a special milk-derived protein called RECALDENT® (CPP-ACP), they are available in a soluble form. This means GC Tooth Mousse can provide extra protection for teeth, buffer dental plaque acid from bacteria in the mouth and also protect teeth from acidic foods and drinks.
Your teeth need extra protection during pregnancy?
If acid from bacteria in your mouth attacks your teeth
GC Tooth Mousse offers extra protection for teeth if you are unable to effectively clean your teeth. Brushing your teeth poorly allows dental plaque to build up and acid from bacteria in your mouth to attack teeth. For example, patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with brackets or aligners tend to find it more difficult to clean teeth and remove dental plaque.
If acid from diet attacks your teeth
GC Tooth Mousse offers extra protection for teeth if your diet contains acidic foods or drinks.
Examples of acidic drinks and foods include fruit juices, soft drinks, sport drinks, alcohol, coffee, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, vinegar and processed foods.
If acid from reflux (heartburn) attacks your teeth
GC Tooth Mousse can alleviate the negative effects of acid reflux on your teeth by offering extra protection.
During pregnancy, nausea from morning sickness can lead to frequent reflux of acid contents of the stomach, particularly in the second and third months of pregnancy.
GC Tooth Mousse provides extra protection for teeth and can be used during pregnancy safely.
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