Tips for Coping with Sensitive Teeth During Pregnancy

Pregnancy will affect just about every aspect of your life, and oral hygiene in Middletown and Walden, NY is included. If you do your research, practice proper dental care, and know what to expect, you can deal with or even prevent certain issues. You must be smart about what you eat while you’re pregnant, for your baby and for your oral health. Choose a toothbrush that feels comfortable and isn’t too abrasive, and be sure to see your dental hygienist for regular cleanings. Continue reading for tips on coping with sensitive teeth during pregnancy. pregnancy - teeth

Watch What You Eat

Some foods are a little more aggressive than others when it comes to sensitivity. Sweets are the obvious culprit, and they can do a number on your teeth. You can avoid sensitive teeth and practice excellent dental care by switching to a healthier diet. Notice what kinds of foods cause sensitivity, and work with your dental care professional to change your eating habits.

Change Your Toothbrush

Tooth sensitivity is often a side effect of pregnancy, but it happens for many other reasons, as well. If you notice that your teeth suddenly—or even gradually—become sensitive, there are ways you can alleviate the discomfort. No matter why your teeth are sensitive, it can help to switch to a toothbrush with softer bristles. Softer bristles will do just as good of a job of removing plaque, bacteria, and food debris from your teeth, but they will be less likely to cause you pain. Ask your dentist if you need help finding dental materials that suit your needs.

See the Dentist

Don’t forget that you can always turn to your dental care professional when you run into any complications with your oral health. Dentists have been trained to diagnose, treat, and advise people from all walks of life and with all different kinds of conditions, including pregnancy. Make sure to make regular appointments at your clinic for dental cleanings and checkups so you can keep your oral health in top shape, and pass on the same oral hygiene to your children.

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