Thinking about having a baby? Think about your oral health!

Oral health is an important part of overall health. That is true for both you and your baby.
You are less likely to have dental problems during pregnancy if you have a healthy mouth before pregnancy.

Make sure to see the dentist before you get pregnant.

  • This is the best time to get any needed dental work and ensure you have a healthy mouth before you get pregnant.
  • Dental visits are more comfortable before pregnancy.
  • Tell the dentist you are trying to get pregnant and discuss how to maintain a healthy mouth during pregnancy.
  • Make sure to discuss seeing the dentist early in your pregnancy.

Here are some tips to help you keep your mouth healthy

  • Brush twice a day with toothpaste that contains fluoride
  • Floss once a day.
  • Make sure to see the dentist every six months. (To find a dentist link)
  • Eat a balanced and nutritious diet. Avoid foods high in sugar. Also avoid beverages high in sugar like juice, fruit-flavored drinks, soda, and some sports drinks.