God has designed these amazing bodies to give our babies their best chance at proper, healthy development. During pregnancy your baby will take from your body all the available nutrients that it needs for optimum development. If there are any nutrients left for you to use you may get some.
This brings two factors into play: 1) Many women find that in pregnancy their teeth and gums suffer greatly, as perhaps never before. 2) It is very important to super-nourish yourself at this time with quality foods and plenty of protein (ie: fish, eggs, dairy products, etc.), to give yourself and your baby the best possible chance and to help prevent the tooth and gum problems.
Supplementing with high quality, natural or organic vitamins and minerals is also vital. Sugar, junk food and smoking are the most common causes of preeclampsia, pregnancy diabetes or toxemia. The good news is that you can avoid that.
Also daily flossing is vital to success.
If you’re planning a pregnancy it’s a good idea to see your dentist first for a cleaning and complete checkup with, at least, bitewing x-rays. Because if you’re headed for a dental problem it is likely to develop much faster during pregnancy. If you’re already pregnant see your dentist immediately for a cleaning and a visual examination. And during pregnancy you should have your teeth cleaned every 3 months to help you keep everything nice and healthy. Pregnancy does not have to wreak havoc on your mouth.
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