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4 Useful Dental Tips for Pregnant Women

4 Dental Strategies for Pregnant Women Infographic | Dentist Northmead

 

Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time in a woman’s life, but pregnant women should be certain to take care of their dental health for themselves and their babies.

The good news is that most routine treatment is safe during pregnancy, though during the first 3 months some procedures and medications should be avoided.

The most important thing is to be sure that your Smiles First Dental dentist knows you are pregnant and how far along you are.

Here are 4 key strategies:

1) Keep your teeth and gums healthy. Gum disease can cause premature birth or a low birth weight baby. Keeping your gums health also stops the transfer of decay-causing bacteria from you to your baby, and possibly early childhood tooth decay.

2) Avoid or treat sickness, vomiting and acid reflux. Pregnant women who experience morning sickness with vomiting and/or acid reflux are at higher risk of tooth erosion.

There are ways to reduce this risk, including rinsing your mouth with water or mouth rinse, chewing sugar free gum, smearing a bit of toothpaste over your teeth, and waiting 30 minutes before brushing after vomiting.

3) Many women can develop gum disease during pregnancy because of natural hormonal changes in the body. Make sure to treat your teeth and gums early, to avoid this.

Signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, red gums (instead of pink), swollen gums, and bad breath.

4) Quit smoking! Smoking while pregnant is not good for you or your unborn baby, and can lead to gum disease. In fact, you should quit all tobacco products, if you are pregnant or not!

Talk to your dentist at Smiles First Dental about how to treat your dental health before, during, and after pregnancy! We’re here for you and your family!

Contact us on (02) 9630 9996.

Effects of Stress and Oral Health Connection to Dental Wellbeing

Effects of Stress and Oral Health Connection to Dental Wellbeing People who are under stress are quite noticeable at one glance. You will see changes in their appearance and actions. This is because stress can highly affect your general health, including your sleep and daily habits. On the other hand, stress also upsets the health of your mouth, teeth and gums. Researchers have discovered a link between stress and oral health. That is why if you are stressed today, you must double your efforts to uphold your oral health so as to help your body prevent upcoming dental health problems.

Know More about Stress and Oral Health Relationship

Cortisol, the stress hormone, is extremely raised when you are undergoing stress. This is why your immune system becomes weak and your body’s defenses against infections are ineffective. Plaque’s harmful oral bacteria are then ready to invade your gums, making stressed individuals highly susceptible to gum disease.

Aside from gum problems, stress has been also associated with the following oral health issues:

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Interdental Brushes: The Proper Way to Use Them

Interdental Brushes- The Proper Way to Use ThemPlaque removal is crucial for the upholding of your oral and general well-being. Then and now, this has been emphasised by many health experts, particularly dental professionals, in every possible way.

Ordinary toothbrushing may not be enough to get rid of interproximal (in between) plaque. Dental floss, on the other hand, is not also utilised by many people on a regular basis. Thus, there’s another solution you must try to eliminate plaque effectively, and that is through interdental brushes.

What are Interdental Brushes?

Used for interdental cleaning, which means cleaning in between teeth, an interdental brush has a small bristled head exclusively designed to scrub the spaces between your teeth. They have different widths to match the sizes of your teeth gaps and are available from grocery stores and pharmacies. Interdental brushes are good alternatives to flossing and is even considered to be more efficient in removing hard-to-reach plaque compared to dental floss.

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The Kind of Toothpaste your Teeth Needs

The Kind of Toothpaste your Teeth NeedsToothpastes are innovative and handy solutions created to enhance the oral health of many people. Without them, brushing of teeth might be less exciting and efficient.

Nowadays, there are different kinds of toothpastes available at leading drugstores and supermarkets. Your only job is to pick the one you are most comfortable with or the one that satisfy the needs of your teeth.

Toothpaste Variations

There are four common types of toothpaste you can usually see at the bay of grocery stands and on advertisements. These are:

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Best Reminders for Brushing Baby Teeth

Best Reminders for Brushing Baby TeethCleaning your baby’s first set of teeth is a good start to promote healthy teeth and gums.

This set of teeth may be small yet they have a huge role when your child grows up. Without the complete set of teeth, your child may experience difficulties in speaking clearly and chewing foods.

Even they are not yet teething, the gums also must receive the proper treatment and care it deserve as it is the foundation for upcoming baby teeth.

The Right Time to Brush Baby Teeth

If your baby doesn’t have teeth yet, clean their gums using a soft moistened washcloth. Do this after their feeding time and before you lay them to bed at night.

Continue Reading

Discovering Oral Health Issues with Dental X-rays

Discovering Oral Health Issues with Dental X-raysThere are dental problems that can’t be determined with an oral exam alone. Because of this, your dentist might need to conduct dental x-rays for individual diagnosis. Also, if you switch to a new dentist, your new dentist will apply this procedure to get an accurate image of your dental health and familiarise the appearance of your teeth.

Dental X-rays help your dentist foresee disorders of the teeth and its surrounding tissue. X-rays also assist the dentist in finding and treating dental issues before they can develop further, which helps you save money, stressful discomfort, and possibly even your life.

Procedures for Dental X-rays

1.When the dental x-ray passes through the mouth, teeth and bones are the ones you will absorb more ray than gums and tissues. Thus, teeth appear lighter on the concluding x-ray image.

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4 Useful Dental Tips for Pregnant Women

4 Dental Strategies for Pregnant Women Infographic | Dentist Northmead

 

Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time in a woman’s life, but pregnant women should be certain to take care of their dental health for themselves and their babies.

The good news is that most routine treatment is safe during pregnancy, though during the first 3 months some procedures and medications should be avoided.

The most important thing is to be sure that your Smiles First Dental dentist knows you are pregnant and how far along you are.

Here are 4 key strategies:

1) Keep your teeth and gums healthy. Gum disease can cause premature birth or a low birth weight baby. Keeping your gums health also stops the transfer of decay-causing bacteria from you to your baby, and possibly early childhood tooth decay.

2) Avoid or treat sickness, vomiting and acid reflux. Pregnant women who experience morning sickness with vomiting and/or acid reflux are at higher risk of tooth erosion.

There are ways to reduce this risk, including rinsing your mouth with water or mouth rinse, chewing sugar free gum, smearing a bit of toothpaste over your teeth, and waiting 30 minutes before brushing after vomiting.

3) Many women can develop gum disease during pregnancy because of natural hormonal changes in the body. Make sure to treat your teeth and gums early, to avoid this.

Signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, red gums (instead of pink), swollen gums, and bad breath.

4) Quit smoking! Smoking while pregnant is not good for you or your unborn baby, and can lead to gum disease. In fact, you should quit all tobacco products, if you are pregnant or not!

Talk to your dentist at Smiles First Dental about how to treat your dental health before, during, and after pregnancy! We’re here for you and your family!

Contact us on (02) 9630 9996.

Effects of Stress and Oral Health Connection to Dental Wellbeing

Effects of Stress and Oral Health Connection to Dental Wellbeing People who are under stress are quite noticeable at one glance. You will see changes in their appearance and actions. This is because stress can highly affect your general health, including your sleep and daily habits. On the other hand, stress also upsets the health of your mouth, teeth and gums. Researchers have discovered a link between stress and oral health. That is why if you are stressed today, you must double your efforts to uphold your oral health so as to help your body prevent upcoming dental health problems.

Know More about Stress and Oral Health Relationship

Cortisol, the stress hormone, is extremely raised when you are undergoing stress. This is why your immune system becomes weak and your body’s defenses against infections are ineffective. Plaque’s harmful oral bacteria are then ready to invade your gums, making stressed individuals highly susceptible to gum disease.

Aside from gum problems, stress has been also associated with the following oral health issues:

Continue Reading

Interdental Brushes: The Proper Way to Use Them

Interdental Brushes- The Proper Way to Use ThemPlaque removal is crucial for the upholding of your oral and general well-being. Then and now, this has been emphasised by many health experts, particularly dental professionals, in every possible way.

Ordinary toothbrushing may not be enough to get rid of interproximal (in between) plaque. Dental floss, on the other hand, is not also utilised by many people on a regular basis. Thus, there’s another solution you must try to eliminate plaque effectively, and that is through interdental brushes.

What are Interdental Brushes?

Used for interdental cleaning, which means cleaning in between teeth, an interdental brush has a small bristled head exclusively designed to scrub the spaces between your teeth. They have different widths to match the sizes of your teeth gaps and are available from grocery stores and pharmacies. Interdental brushes are good alternatives to flossing and is even considered to be more efficient in removing hard-to-reach plaque compared to dental floss.

Continue Reading

The Kind of Toothpaste your Teeth Needs

The Kind of Toothpaste your Teeth NeedsToothpastes are innovative and handy solutions created to enhance the oral health of many people. Without them, brushing of teeth might be less exciting and efficient.

Nowadays, there are different kinds of toothpastes available at leading drugstores and supermarkets. Your only job is to pick the one you are most comfortable with or the one that satisfy the needs of your teeth.

Toothpaste Variations

There are four common types of toothpaste you can usually see at the bay of grocery stands and on advertisements. These are:

Continue Reading

Best Reminders for Brushing Baby Teeth

Best Reminders for Brushing Baby TeethCleaning your baby’s first set of teeth is a good start to promote healthy teeth and gums.

This set of teeth may be small yet they have a huge role when your child grows up. Without the complete set of teeth, your child may experience difficulties in speaking clearly and chewing foods.

Even they are not yet teething, the gums also must receive the proper treatment and care it deserve as it is the foundation for upcoming baby teeth.

The Right Time to Brush Baby Teeth

If your baby doesn’t have teeth yet, clean their gums using a soft moistened washcloth. Do this after their feeding time and before you lay them to bed at night.

Continue Reading

Discovering Oral Health Issues with Dental X-rays

Discovering Oral Health Issues with Dental X-raysThere are dental problems that can’t be determined with an oral exam alone. Because of this, your dentist might need to conduct dental x-rays for individual diagnosis. Also, if you switch to a new dentist, your new dentist will apply this procedure to get an accurate image of your dental health and familiarise the appearance of your teeth.

Dental X-rays help your dentist foresee disorders of the teeth and its surrounding tissue. X-rays also assist the dentist in finding and treating dental issues before they can develop further, which helps you save money, stressful discomfort, and possibly even your life.

Procedures for Dental X-rays

1.When the dental x-ray passes through the mouth, teeth and bones are the ones you will absorb more ray than gums and tissues. Thus, teeth appear lighter on the concluding x-ray image.

Continue Reading