It may be easy to overlook your mouth, but pregnancy can actually make some dental problems worse. Brushing and flossing contributes to your overall health, too, and if your mouth is healthy, it'a more likely that your baby's mouth will be healthy. It's important to continue to see your dentist during pregnancy for oral exams and professional cleanings. Your gums may be extra sensitive during pregnancy. Your dentist may recommend more frequent appointments.
Always brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between your teeth once a day, eating a balanced diet, and limiting between-meal snacks.
Dr. James L. Johnson