Pregnancy and oral health

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Pregnancy and oral health

  1. 1. YOU ARE #1! Oral Health During Pregnancy Dr. Sarah Deeds, DMD
  2. 2. Hot Topics: * * * * * * * HORMONES DIET DENTAL VISITS GUMMY BEARS STRESS HABITS JUNIOR
  3. 3. HORMONES ESTROGEN & PROGESTERONE: *IMPORTANT ROLE IN INTERNAL HOUSING, BLOOD FLOW, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, AND MILK MACHINERY FOR BABY; STIMULATES PRODUCTION AND RELEASE OF OTHER IMPORTANT HORMONES *HEIGHTENED ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE CAN LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR GINGIVITIS (REVERSIBLE)… LEFT UNTREATED CAN PROGRESS TO PERIODONTITIS (IRREVERSIBLE GUM DISEASE.) *SOMETIMES, EVEN IN THE ABSENCE OF GUM DISEASE, THESE HORMONES CAN AFFECT THE BONE AND LIGAMENTS AROUND THE TEETH, CAUSING THE TEETH TO FEEL LOOSER. (-MAYO CLINIC) PROSTAGLANDINS *VARIETY OF ROLES IN THE BODY. STIMILATE RBC PRODUCTION, MINIMIZE BLOOD CLOTTING, REDUCE NASAL STUFFINESS, ETC. Released by variety of stimuli (mechanical, chemical, thermal, bacterial) *LABOR-INDUCING. (CAUSE THE UTERUS TO RELAX/ CONTRACT.) BECAUSE THEY ARE RELEASED IN RESPONSE TO ORAL BACTERIA; HIGHER AMOUNTS FOUND IN WOMEN WITH PERIODONTAL DISEASE. *ASSOCIATED WITH PRE-TERM BIRTH: BREATHING PROBLEMS, ANEMIA, JAUNDICE, MENTAL RETARDATION, CEREBRAL PALSY, CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE, MALNUTRITION.(-MASS DENTAL)
  4. 4. DIET MORNING SICKNESS *Many small meals throughout the day NEUTRAL RINSE *Crackers, Ginger Ale (pH 4.4= ACIDIC) 1 tsp BALANCE IF POSSIBLE Baking soda + 8 oz Water
  5. 5. DENTAL VISITS * * * * * * * * Recommended before, during and after! Let dental team know you are pregnant Ask OB if special precautions are needed Risks vs. Benefits weighed; 2nd Trimester 3 cleanings/yr with military dental insurance SAFE Digital x-rays (<½ radiation) + lead apron Prevention is key Healthy mom -> Healthier baby
  6. 6. GUMMY BEARS *Gingivitis- Up to 70% of expecting moms *Bumps may arise on gums (75%), lips, tongue, cheek, skin, nasal septum (may cause nose bleeds), and beyond. Pink or red in color. -Pregnancy “tumor” /(Pyogenic Granuloma) -Most common in 1st trimester to 7th month -Trauma, Poor oral hygiene -Typically resolves after pregnancy
  7. 7. STRESS... STRESS PHYSICAL MENTAL EMOTIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEADACHES INFECTIONS MUSCLE TWITCHES FATIGUE SKIN IRRITATIONS BREATHLESSNESS GI UPSET INCREASED HEART AND BREATHING RATES INCREASED BLOOD PRESSURE AND SUGAR WORRYING NIGHTMARES IMPAIRED JUDEMENT FORGETFUL INDECISION NEGATIVITE FOCUS HASTY DECISIONS LACK OF CONFIDENCE FUSSY IRRITABLE DEPRESSED APATHETIC ALIENATED APPREHENSIVE ACCIDENT PRONE DECREASED APPETITE DECREASED SEX DRIVE DRINKING /SMOKING MORE INSOMNIA RESTLESSNESS CLENCHING/ GRINDING TEETH http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_zak_trust_morality_and_oxytocin.html
  8. 8. HABITS *Smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy can profoundly affect your child *Healthy habits (balanced diet, good oral hygiene) can have a positive impact *Bacteria are TRANSFERABLE *Sharing food/drink/eating utensils *Kissing baby on mouth *“Cleaning” dropped pacifier with your
  9. 9. JUNIOR * WHAT TO DO WHEN BABY ARRIVES? - CHERISH EACH PRECIOUS MOMENT!!!! * * * * Brush teeth as they arrive (FLUORIDE-FREE) Floss teeth as they touch Limit JUICE; No bottle in the crib AAPD and ADA recommend that a child have his or her first dental appointment by age one year (or when the first tooth is visible). - Introduction and Education; Address questions & concerns
  10. 10. Common Questions/ Statements: 1) I never had cavities before I got pregnant. 2) My baby took all the calcium from my teeth. 3) You lose a tooth for each child you have. 4) I have soft teeth... What can I do to protect them?
  11. 11. THANK YOU! CONGRATULATIONS!
  12. 12. The Children’s Dentist (931) 551-4400 Dr. Sarah Deeds, DMD- General Dentist (Board Certified Pediatric Dentists: Dr. Lary Deeds, DMD Dr. R. Michael Weaver, DDS - “Dr. Mike”)

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