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{Preparing For Baby} The exciting world of teeth.

teeth during pregnancy

Before falling pregnant with Bliss (and to be honest, not until I was well into my pregnancy with her) I didn’t realise that you teeth become more sensitive and susceptible to damage during the 9 months of ‘glowing’.

Given that the only glowing I did during those first 9 months was in frustration at how friendly I had become with the porcelain bowl you can imagine my joy at learning that my teeth needed some extra care! Sigh.

Nevertheless, I learnt a thing or two and for those who may be in dark about teeth and pregnancy, let me enlighten you with my top tips…

1. Visit the dentist before you become pregnant. There’s some work that they won’t do on a pregnant woman so for those organised mums and mums-to-be out there, book in a dentist appt if you think you are going to start trying. For those less organised mums and mums-to-be (*raises hand*) it’s not too late to visit the dentist once you are pregnant, just to get a check and any specific advice should you and your teeth need it (you don’t need to rush out the door the minute you learn you’re pregnant, just add it to the to-do list).

2. Look after your teeth. Brush at least twice a day and make sure you floss.

3. Increase your calcium and Vitamin D during pregnancy – cheese, milk and yoghurt are good sources of calcium and your pregnancy supplements should also help.

More useful information about looking after your teeth during pregnancy can be found via Better Health VIC  and the Colgate wesbites.

 

Were you an organised Mummy who did the pre-natal visit or do/did you fall into the more disorganised category like myself?

This post has been written as part of my action plan to get ready for this baby, but also to remind you of the opportunity to support disadvantages families in Australia via the Colgate and Smith Family partnership Colgate Smiles. All you need to do is pop over to their Facebook page and share a photo of you or your child smiling (via their safe 3rd party app) and Colgate will donate $1 to the Smith Family. A pretty amazing cause and very simple way to make a difference to another Aussie today. Visit today.

 

 


Thoughts on “{Preparing For Baby} The exciting world of teeth.

  1. I was unprepared both times. Luckily in Scotland you get free dental visits during pregnancy and up to a year after. You also get free prescriptions while you’re pregnant too if you need anything. My GP used to prescribe me Gaviscon so I didn’t have to buy it. I went through a lot of it!
    For my second preg I didn’t have a check up before, which would have helped to avoid having a filling drilled out and replaced when 16 weeks pregnant.
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