1-DOES PREGNANCY WEAKEN TEETH AND SO THERE IS A GREATER RISK FOR CARIES DISEASE?
No. During pregnancy there may be a worsening of conditions of poor oral health, but pregnancy alone does not increase the incidence of dental caries.
2-DURING PREGNANCY TEETH WEAKEN BECAUSE THERE IS CALCIUM LOSS FOR THE BABY?
No. Calcium is present in the mother's teeth, in a stable and crystalline way, and is not available for the systemic circulation. Pregnancy does not increase the incidence of dental caries.
3-DO GUMS BLEED MORE IN PREGNANCY?
Yes. Due to hormonal changes the gingiva can easily hurt and bleed, the situation worsens if there is not adequate oral hygiene care.
4-IN CASE OF TOOTHACHE WHICH MEDICATION CAN BE TAKEN?
Never self-medicate. The pregnant woman should consult a Dentist to be prescribed medication or made the appropriate dental treatments that solve the pain situation.
5-PREGNANT WOMAN CAN MAKE ANY KIND OF DENTAL CARE?
Yes. Even if you need anesthesia. An oral infection is more harmful to your baby than dental treatment. The ideal would be to consult dental medicine before pregnancy in order to avoid oral infections during this period. The consultations should be of short duration preferably in the morning, being more indicated in the second trimester of gestation.
6-CAN THE PREGNAT WOMAN'S ORAL HYGIENE INFLUENCE THE BABY'S HEALTH?
Oral hygiene is the most effective preventive measure to avoid infections of the oral cavity. The mother can infect the baby with microorganisms from infectious diseases such as dental caries and periodontal diseases.