The development of dental buds of deciduous teeth in babies initiates at the 6th week in utero and the development of the first permanent molar is initiated in the 4th month of pregnancy.
Pregnant women can greatly contribute to the oral health of their children through proper diet and good oral hygiene. A varied diet for pregnant women, with the appropriate amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates is necessary, both for the proper development and growth of the embryo, and for the development of healthy primary, and later the child’s permanent teeth.
In consultation with a gynecologist, pregnant women are prescribed FLUORIDE modalities in appropriate doses, which provide the high-quality enamel forming substance for the child.
Pregnant women should visit their dentists every two months.
The dentist informs the patient about the necessity of maintaining impeccable oral hygiene and about the importance of removing soft and hard plaque – calcification and dental tartar.
Pregnancy causes many intense hormonal changes, which often lead to inflammatory changes in periodontal tissues, especially the gums, and they manifest in hyperplasia – gingival bleeding, proliferation and swelling. In such cases, particularly if oral hygiene is not properly carried out, a series of pathological processes occurs.
Inflamed gum tissue (gingivitis) starts to separate from the neck of the tooth, allowing for build-up of food debris and plaque in those interspaces, which creates the ideal environment for the development of the carious process.
With the approval of a gynecologist, the expectant mother can undergo dental treatment without any negative consequences on pregnancy.
At Smile Dent Dental Clinic we have at our disposal anesthetics which are safe for use during pregnancy, so all interventions are completely painless.
We cannot treat women with high-risk pregnancies.
The mother-to-be can also be educated at the Clinic, i.e. she gets important information, such as:
- How breastfeedingand the very act of sucking positively affect the proper growth and development of the child’s face and jaw
- How not to unneccessarily get the infant used to sweets
This entails not getting the infant used to the pacifier, especially not one that is dipped in sweet products (honey, sugar, thick juice), because it leads to the most serious form of caries – Early Childhood Caries
Mothers-to-be, visit us on time, because we are here for you as well