Pregnancy and your Oral Health

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  • 1. Pregnancy and Your Oral HealthDr. Dheera GoelGeneral Dentist (BDS)Getwell Medical Center,Burdubai, Dubai, UAE. www.getwelluae.com
  • 2. Tooth Anatomy
  • 3. Tooth Decay: Steps
  • 4. When should a pregnant womansee the dentist? You could hurt yourself or your baby by NOT going to the dentist Any time ◦ Check-ups and cleanings ◦ Emergency care (including x-rays) Second trimester or first half of third best for procedures that require: ◦ Anesthesia ◦ Medication ◦ Time in the chair
  • 5. Gum Problems Pregnancy Gingivitis ◦ Red edges ◦ Swollen or puffy ◦ Tender ◦ Bleed easily during brushing
  • 6. Enamel erosion caused byfrequent vomiting
  • 7. Treatment for Acid Exposure Do NOT brush immediately after vomiting Rinse ◦ Water with baking soda ◦ Antacid ◦ Plain water
  • 8. Prevention: Oral Hygiene Reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth ◦ Brushing and flossing ◦ Antibacterial mouth rinses ◦ Xylitol gum or mints Keep routine dental visits
  • 9. Good day and Thank you!!!