Important, Maintaining Oral Health for Pregnant Women - The gestation period is the time where the future mother prone to various kinds of health problems. But unfortunately, some of the pregnant women tend to neglect their oral health because they think it is not very influential to the health of the baby.
Some research has shown there is a connection between oral health of pregnant women and fetal health. In fact, pregnant women who have periodontal disease are seven times more likely to have premature babies.
"Gingivitis (gum inflammation) during pregnancy is a common complication of oral and affects some expectant mothers. Bleeding, swollen, red gums or difficulty breathing are some symptoms of pregnancy gingivitis. Even as much as eighty percent of pregnant women complain of oral complications. And, if the not promptly treated, the symptoms will increase, "said Dr D Gopalakrishnan, periodontists Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan of Chennai, India.
"Periodontal disease has a negative impact on the baby's teeth and gums. This condition should be avoided and all issues must be addressed in time to avoid complications," he added.
For prevention, it is recommended for pregnant women to perform routine dental examination before and after childbirth.
"To begin with, a pregnant woman should brush their teeth with a soft bristle brush, and rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash. But, before using the mouthwash, they must first perform the examination to the dentist," said dr. Radhika Raman.
With proper oral hygiene and eating foods rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins, one pregnant women will be able to ensure her health and baby during pregnancy.