for pregnant people
When you’re pregnant, you may be more prone to gum disease and cavities, which can impact your baby’s health. Also, when your baby arrives, you could pass that bad bacteria from your mouth to your baby’s and increase the baby’s chances of getting cavities too.
See a dentist before you deliver. Seeing a dentist while pregnant is totally safe and helps to ensure that your newborn will have a healthy dental start.
- Brush twice a day and floss once a day. This is the best way to prevent bad bacteria from growing that can be passed to your baby once they’re born.
- Playing outdoors helps your baby learn about their surroundings. If you’re having morning sickness, rinse your mouth with 1 tsp of baking soda in a glass of water after you get sick. This helps wash the acid away and keep your tooth’s enamel safe.