Cosmetic dentistry during pregnancy

Pregnancy-1Pregnancy does affect how and when dental care should have been provided.  That said, dental care during pregnancy is important. While many cosmetic surgical treatments are elective and usually postponed until after pregnancy, there are situations where sometimes treatment cannot wait, and can be done with minimal risk.

Should I receive dental treatment while I’m pregnant?

Good oral health care is vital during your pregnancy. Continue with your regular dental cleaning and check-ups to avoid oral infections that can affect the foetus, such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. But overall,

Cosmetic Dentists recommend that major dental treatments that are not urgent should be postponed until after your child is born. Some tips for good oral hygiene during pregnancy

Pregnant women should:

Brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
Floss twice a day
Eat a healthy diet and avoid sugary foods

It’s also important, of course, to avoid alcohol and smoking, which can both lead to poor oral health and are linked to birth defects.