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Caring for Your Child's Teeth

During Pregnancy

*This webpage is for information purposes only. It is NOT a substitute for professional dental advice.*

Fast Facts
  • Continue to visit the dentist during your pregnancy.
  • Talk to your dentist if you have any dental concerns.
  • Your oral health affects your baby’s health.
  • A baby’s oral health practices start right after birth.

Good oral health is very important throughout life. Continue good oral health habits during pregnancy.

Your oral hygiene can affect the health of your baby. 

While you’re pregnant it’s important to take good care of your teeth and gums and to keep seeing your dentist regularly for check-ups. Set up an appointment to visit your dentist during pregnancy.  Be sure to tell your dentist that you’re pregnant. Your dentist needs to know this to make an appropriate assessment of your dental needs (i.e. cleaning, x-rays, etc).

Stomach acid can hurt your teeth. If your morning sickness causes you to vomit, protect your teeth by rinsing your mouth out with water.

Eat healthy foods to promote good general health and good oral health. Eating healthy foods can help reduce the risk of tooth decay. Learn more about healthy food choices.

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