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Health Tip: Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy

Suggestions to keep them shining

(HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy means taking better care of yourself -- including your teeth.

The American Dental Association suggests:

  • Brush and floss teeth regularly, and rinse each night with a fluoride mouth wash. See your dentist for checkups, and tell him or her that you're pregnant.
  • Look for any changes in your mouth. Ask your dentist if you need more frequent cleanings.
  • Get plenty of calcium, protein, phosphorous and vitamins A, C and D to help baby develop strong teeth.
  • Rinse with a teaspoon of baking soda diluted in water if you're vomiting frequently. This will help get rid of acid on your teeth.
  • Keep caring for your teeth and baby's after delivery.

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