Pregnancy involves a series of organic and behavioral changes that may affect the oral cavity causing an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. So when the woman knows your pregnancy, you should request a service appointment with your dentist will tell you if you have any pathology and perform necessary preventive treatments.
Is it true that pregnancy endangers the mother’s teeth?
It is very important during pregnancy keep proper oral hygiene and follows a balanced diet.
Contrary to popular belief, the baby does not get the calcium from the teeth of his mother. When the baby needs calcium, obtained through diet or bones of the mother, but never of your teeth.
Nor is it true the saying that “every pregnancy cost me a tooth.” If you’re developing more cavities may be due to:
1. A neglect your oral hygiene with the consequent accumulation of plaque. The bacteria in plaque use sugar you eat to produce acids that attack the enamel on your teeth causing cavities.
2. Changing dietary habits and schedules. As your belly getting bigger, begin to eat small amounts of food more often then why satiety has. You should avoid eating sweets and / or tacky (sweets, packaged juices, soft drinks, pastries …)
3. Vomiting associated with pregnancy or stomach acid reflux. Stomach acid causes erosion of tooth enamel making it more susceptible to decay.
Why gums hurt me?
The hormonal changes that accompany pregnancy affect the incidence of gingivitis.
Gingivitis is an inflammation and redness of the gums that can cause widespread pain in the mouth and an increased tendency to bleed. The gum problems often appear during the second month of pregnancy, tend to be greatest in the eighth month after birth and improve. If you already had pre pregnancy, gingival or periodontal disease problems are likely to worsen.
During the second quarter may also display a “granuloma of pregnancy.” It is a bulky lesion located on the gingival and bleeds easily. Most shrink or disappear after delivery.
The hormonal changes of pregnancy but we can not control is in your hand to remove the other factors that cause gingivitis and are mainly: dental plaque (have to clean your teeth every day) and tartar (you must perform a clean mouth your dentist).
Do they represent a hazard or dental treatment during pregnancy radiographs?
Pregnancy is not a disease in which the pregnant woman can receive dental treatment you need. During the first quarter is usually performed only emergency treatment, as it is during the first quarter when it will form the major structures, such as the central nervous system to the brain, heart and vascular system, etc…
The second quarter is usually the best time for any dental treatment, there being no problem in using a local anesthetic to ensure analgesia during treatment. The dentist used anesthetic drugs that will not hurt your baby.
Radiographic examination is an important diagnostic tool for monitoring and some dental treatments. The X-ray beam is not directed towards the abdomen and the amount of radiation produced is small, so it may be dental radiographs during pregnancy as long as you put a lead apron to cover the woman’s abdomen and protect baby.
In the last trimester of pregnancy can be uncomfortable to sit in the dental chair for an extended period of time and is therefore seeking to avoid the realization of long treatments, although there is no objection in dental practice. The dentist will ensure that the abdomen does not impede the venous return from your legs.
Not recommended the use of nitrous oxide in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy as it may stimulate uterine muscle and promoting the emergence of spontaneous abortions during the first trimester, and the onset of contractions at risk of preterm birth, for the third. If there is a history of preterm birth dental treatment should be avoided in recent months.
When will they start teething my son?
The eruption of the “baby teeth” or “teeth” usually begins six months ending approximately two and a half years, although it is completely normal for a child 9-12 months has not yet left no tooth.
When the tooth is ready to erupt often inflamed gingiva. Baby can drool over and be irritable and restless. Give your baby a teether helps soothe.
Just get him to stop mourn when I give the pacifier with honey
As in adults bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack the tooth enamel of your child metabolize sugars.
NEVER wet the pacifier your child with sweet foods like sugar or honey. Nor should you give the bottle sugary or acidic drinks (milk sugar, packed juices, sugar water or honey …) and much less before bedtime because your child may develop “baby bottle tooth decay” that destroy your teeth.
When should I start cleaning my child’s teeth?
When the first teeth erupt can clean them using a cloth. Molars erupt Once you start using a toothbrush appropriate to their age.
Brushing requires some skill so the early years should help your child to clean their teeth. Around 5-6 years the child has already acquired sufficient skill to make him just brushing but you must follow watching him and helping if necessary, especially in the evening brushing.
The teeth should be cleaned after every meal and before bedtime. From the age of three can start using toothpaste in small amount (the size of a pea). There are children’s toothpaste for children under 6 years of age and older, uses appropriate to their age.
I have always suffered from decay Will my child have the same problem as me.
The appearance of caries is associated with different factors: diet rich in sugars, poor oral hygiene, the type of bacteria present in the mouth and the susceptibility of the person. Now you know how and when you start wiping your child’s teeth and what foods you should avoid giving.
Is there anything else you can do to prevent your child from getting cavities in the future? The teeth, when they erupt, they do “clean” of bacteria. The first bacteria that reach the tooth surface and remain there colonize lifetime. If you are a person prone to cavities, have a cariogenic bacterium. The bacteria are transmitted through saliva, and so frequent gestures like cleaning your child’s pacifier sucking you, try a bottle to see if it’s hot, try the food with the same spoon for your son or give kisses on the lips favor that Your caries producing bacteria from reaching your child’s teeth.
My child has a cavity in a baby tooth, do you have to paste?
Remember that a cavity is an infection and, therefore, before any tooth caries, is “milk” or “final” should go to the DENTIST FOR CHILDREN or Pediatric Dentist who will assess the situation and recommend indicated at all times .
Children need all of his 20 teeth to eat and speak properly. These teeth also hold space for permanent teeth to erupt later. The full set of healthy teeth allows the proper development of the jaw and face of the child.
You should not wait until your child has to take pain for the first time dentist. A first visit to the dentist a year will help the early diagnosis of diseases as your child gets used to the dental office.