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Another step on the road to a healthy pregnancy…

…And we know that a healthy pregnancy means a healthy baby.


Dental health during pregnancy isn’t a glamorous topic, but it’s an important one. There are  some misconceptions and misinformation about dental health during pregnancy…lets sink our teeth into this ;)…

Did you know?

  • When you are pregnant…there is more acidity in your crazy-teeth-pacifier1mouth, which can increase the risk of tooth decay. Vomiting during pregnancy can make the problem worse by exposing your teeth to more stomach acids.
  • Those wonderful hormones that we talk about…that keep the baby growing, and you healthy, unfortunately can also affect the ligaments and bones that support the teeth…possibly causing teeth to loosen during pregnancy.
  • Those same hormonal changes can lead to gingivitis…inflamation of the gums. Left untreated…gum disease can affect the health of your baby, very seriously.

So what can I do to keep my teeth and gums healthy during pregnancy?

  • Ideally, schedule a dental exam before pregnancy to treat any dental problems ahead of time. But when you find out you are pregnant…Go to the dentist for an evaluation and teeth cleaning. Also visit your dentist regularly during pregnancy — especially if you develop a dental problem. Your doctor or midwife will happily give you a note to give the dentist permission to do that assessment.  Treasure Coast Community Health Dental clinic (info below)… and perhaps other dentists will accept Medicaid for the visleaving_my_toothbrush_at_your_aptits.


  • Stick to the basics. Use a soft bristled toothbrush. Floss regularly. Rinse with  a fluoride mouthwash. If you have morning sickness, rinse your mouth with a solution of baking soda and water after vomiting. Mix one teaspoon baking soda in one cup water.


  • d7ce07a9d9a2d726 Chew gum that contains xylitol…(trident, orbit.) Xylitol is a sugar substitute that has been found to decrease the incidence of cavities! Remember…chewing a mint flavored sugarless gum can also help some women combat pregnancy nausea as well.


These are simple but SUCH important steps you should take to keeping your baby and body healthy during this pregnancy. Protect yourselves….You are soooo worth it


You are soooo worth it!


Treasure Coast Community Health Center (TCCH):

1545 9th Street S.W.(Oslo Road)
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone: (772) 257-TCCH (8224)


12196 County Road 512
Fellsmere, FL 32948

Phone: (772) 571-8828


2 Responses

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