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Pregnancy can be a fun and exciting phase in your life. You get to plan for this new addition to the family and do everything you can to get ready. While you check off your “To-Do” list, make sure to care for your smile. If you’re not careful, the pregnancy can harm your teeth and gums.

The first thing you need to do is keep your teeth free from enamel erosion. Unfortunately, if you have morning sickness, your chompers can be in danger. There is acid in your vomit that can cling to the teeth and wear them down. So, it’s important to brush your teeth 30 minutes after each time you throw up. This can help you keep your smile in tip-top shape.

The second thing you need to do is clean your smile on a regular basis. In fact, you need to clean it daily. You can do so by keeping up on oral hygiene. This means you need to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. It’s also vital to visit Dr. Amir Nikraz every six months for a professional dental cleaning and exam. These appointments along with good oral hygiene can help you avoid gum disease during your pregnancy. This disease can harm both you and your baby, so it’s important to prevent it at all costs.

To learn more about how to maintain a top-notch smile while you are pregnant in San Clemente, California, please call Artistic Dentistry at 949-366-1177 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be thrilled to talk to you and give you the information you seek.