Pregnancy & dental health

Why is this so important for baby teeth?
The hormone level of a woman is high during pregnancy, and can cause gingivitis (inflammation of gums). Due to this disease, problems like low birth -weight babies or premature babies arise.
During pregnancy, the crown and permanent molars development in babies is evident.
A balanced diet and use of prenatal vitamins help to develop healthy teeth, while poor nutrition can be associated with tooth decay.

Tooth cavity causing bacteria can be transmitted to the foetus, so it is important to reduce plaque (tartar) and have teeth free of decay before the birth of a child.

If you are pregnant, be sure to visit your dentist regularly and have your teeth cleaned more often. At birth, bacteria may also be transmitted by a mother kissing her newborn child. Your dentist may recommend the use of chloro- hexidine mouth rinse or products containing xylitol.