Good Oral Health Habits
Gums can be tender during pregnancy but it's important to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. And don't forget to floss.
Make Brushing a Family Time!
Your children learn from you. Brush your teeth together and it can be the beginning of a lifetime of good oral habits.
If You're Pregnant, Take Prenatal Vitamins!
Your baby's developing teeth depend upon a good supply of vitamins and minerals. Of course you should check with your doctor first.
Eat a Balanced Diet!
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains, especially vitamins A, C, D, protein, calcium and phosphorous will help you and your family.
Every time you eat, acid attacks your tooth enamel for at least 20 minutes. Drinking water helps your saliva dilute these acids.
Rinse or brush after meals!
It's not always easy to brush but if you can't brush than at least try to rinse vigorously. It will make a big difference.