Can expectant mothers wash their teeth?

Oral health during pregnancy play a key role in the overall health of pregnant women and newborn.

Many women are generally unwilling to look at dentists during pregnancy. Many expectant mothers do not realize the impact of bad oral health on them, and/or on their unborn children.

The mother’s mouth is healthy, and the content of caries in the oral cavity is large, so the risk of infection to children to cause caries and bacteria is greater, and it also increases the risk of early childhood caries in children.

The main goal of oral health care during the feast is to avoid dental caries, that is, reducing the dental caries in the oral cavity of the pregnant mother, thereby reducing deformation split bacteria in the baby’s oral cavity and preventing infant caries.

Pregnancy is a good period for receiving self -care and future children’s care -related education, and expectant mothers should pay attention to oral health.Mothers accept early intervention and consultation by professionals, and receiving dental diagnosis and treatment are the key to the healthy oral environment of mothers and babies.

What should I do if my expectant mothers have periodontal disease or dental caries?

Studies show that there is a certain relationship between periodontal disease and adverse pregnancy, including premature birth, mild child birth weight, and early eclampsia.

Detaica infection is a storage library of inflammatory media, which pose a threat to the placenta and fetus, and increases the chance of premature birth.Mother gingival sulcus and prostaglandin in the blood with severe periodontitis is high.The high content of prostaglandin is related to the contraction of uterine contraction that causes premature birth.Regardless of the potential of improving oral health or improving the end of pregnancy, there is already sufficient data to indicate the relationship between mothers with dental caries and the impact on children.

Pregnant women should receive comprehensive dental services, which can not only protect their mouth and general health, but also reduce the risk of caries in the child.

Every pregnant woman should: accept oral evaluation, appropriately understand the knowledge of oral hygiene, and receive treatment and prevention intervention.Remove active dental caries and repair teeth, thereby inhibiting the accumulation of bacteria and minimizing the chances of passing bacteria to infants, thereby reducing the risk of infants to suffer from early child caries.

When is the best mothers to cure teeth?

The safest time to receive oral therapy during pregnancy is the middle of pregnancy, or 14-20 weeks.Compared with early pregnancy, the risk of abortion in the middle of pregnancy is lower.Although the best treatment period in the middle of pregnancy, oral treatment can also be performed safely at any time during pregnancy.

Precautions for expectant mothers to treat teeth

In accordance with the need for treatment, you can choose to diagnose local anesthesia with adrenaline containing adrenaline for local anesthesia.Mercury alloy repair materials are suitable for pregnant women.There is no evidence that the embryo contacts the mercury alloy repair material in the mother’s mouth. The mercury released by the material will have any negative effects.Since the mercury vapor released during removal and installation of mercury alloy repair will be absorbed into the blood and pass through the placenta barrier, it is recommended to use a rubber barrier and a powerful saliva.

Antibiotics and analgesic drugs are provided to treat infections and control pain.

Acute conditions, such as pain and swelling, should be treated as soon as possible.Delay treatment will cause major risks to the mother, affecting the fetus at the same time.The risk of not treating acute infections during pregnancy is far greater than the potential risks generated by taking oral therapy drugs.

The comfort of treatment needs to be considered in the third trimester.In this case, treatment can be considered after childbirth.

AAPD suggestion

1. Primary health care professionals who treat pregnant women provide the cause and prevention of early childhood caries and preventive knowledge.Oral health consulting and acceptance of comprehensive oral examination and treatment during pregnancy are particularly important for mothers.

2. All medical, nursing courses and auxiliary health professionals include oral health education during pregnancy, such as the cause of infectious diseases in early childhood caries, the method of oral health risk assessment, early counseling and early establishment of dental families.

3. Parents/care people established family oral health before the baby was 12 months old.

4. Let the legislators and third -party payers understand the benefits of intervention during pregnancy, thereby supporting the improvement of oral health care of pregnant women, including providing more frequent and comprehensive services.

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