Visit the dentist before looking for pregnancy

During the first trimester of pregnancy there is usually an increase in the secretion of saliva, which becomes more acidic, which causes dental problems and in the second and third trimesters are common problems in the gums and teeth.

The ideal is to start the pregnancy with a healthy mouth and thus avoid dental treatments during pregnancy, although most of them are not contraindicated.

When to go to the dentist?

The ideal is to start the pregnancy with a healthy mouth and thus avoid dental treatments during pregnancy, although most of them are not contraindicated.

The expectant mother must go to the dentist before getting pregnant to have an oral examination and the treatments she needs.

During pregnancy it is advisable to make periodic reviews, at least every three months, and go to the consultation as soon as a problem appears. Gingival disease, for example, is better controlled if it is detected and treated in its early stages.

Why do teeth suffer in pregnancy?

  • Throughout pregnancy, hormonal changes and changes in the pH of saliva (which becomes more acidic) occur, which leads to the accumulation of tartar in the gums.
  • The pregnant woman makes less copious but more frequent meals, after which she does not always brush her teeth.
  • The pregnant woman wants to take more carbohydrates and sweets (more than the amount of sugar consumed, it matters how often and how long it stays in the mouth).
  • In the first months oral hygiene is often neglected because of nausea.
  • To minimize the incidence of these factors should be extreme hygiene, go regularly to the dentist, follow an adequate diet and take the necessary calcium.

Maintain good oral hygiene

To prevent dental problems, maintaining good oral hygiene is essential, both before pregnancy and during pregnancy.

This means that you have to brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal and perform interdental cleanings often.