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Pregnancy and Oral Care

Pregnancy and the first year of your baby’s life are a very special time. While pregnant, continue to see the dentist for exams and cleanings. You’ll want to think about taking good care of yourself and getting your baby’s life off to a healthy start. Your oral health is an important part of your overall health. Good oral health habits not only prevent oral problems during pregnancy, they can also affect the health of your unborn child. A balanced diet is critical for proper development of an unborn child. The baby’s teeth buds begin to form in the second month of pregnancy. Your diet should include adequate amounts of vitamins A, C, D, protein, calcium, and phosphorus to help develop teeth. Inadequate nutrition can result in poorly formed tooth enamel.

Pregnancy and Oral Care

Pregnancy and the first year of your baby’s life are a very special time. While pregnant, continue to see the dentist for exams and cleanings. You’ll want to think about taking good care of yourself and getting your baby’s life off to a healthy start. Your oral health is an important part of your overall health. Good oral health habits not only prevent oral problems during pregnancy, they can also affect the health of your unborn child. A balanced diet is critical for proper development of an unborn child. The baby’s teethbuds begin to form in the second month of pregnancy. Your diet should include adequate amounts of vitamins A, C, D, protein, calcium, and phosphorus to help develop teeth. Inadequate nutrition can result in poorly formed tooth enamel.
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Dental decay causing bacteria (Streptococcus mutans), can be transmitted to the mouth of a newborn baby, so it is important to have teeth free of decay before the birth of the child. Otherwise it makes the child more susceptible to dental decay when teeth erupt. Most dental problems can be properly treated while pregnant.

Regular cleaning whilst pregnant is also very important. Plaque that is not removed can irritate gums, making them red, tender, and bleed easily. This is called gingivitis and is especially common during the second to eighth months of pregnancy and due to the increased levels of progesterone.

We suggest the following:

  • Have a dental check-up before your baby is born to ensure you are caries free.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene before and after your baby is born.
Pregnancy and oral care

What our Clients Say!

I've been a customer of Designer Smiles for over 20 years and I cannot say enough good things about them! From the moment you walk into the office, you are greeted with a warm and friendly atmosphere that immediately puts you at ease. The staff is knowledgeable, professional, and caring. They use the latest technology and take the time to explain everything. I highly recommend them!

Ken Baumli

Dr Sarkis is the maestro of cosmetic dentistry….for years I suffered with 2 slightly darker front teeth due to a childhood accident. I’ve had composite veneers before but nothing compared to the composite veneers Dr Sarkis did……now I feel so confident smiling again……Dr Sarkis I can’t thank you enough…

Monica McKenzie

Quite literally the best dentist I’ve been to in a lifetime. Dr Natasha Koelmeyer specifically is just a wonderfully kind and gentle Doctor. Must also mention that the head specialist here is also second to none. Their knowledge (goodness they know their stuff) their approach, their kind and gentle manner - my daughter actually enjoys going to the dentist. They’ve got a really considered patient centric mentality. I wouldn’t go anywhere else, every single person there including the reception staff is a star. Thank you Designer Smiles!

Michelle Lacasse

My journey with Dr Sarkis began about 10 years ago. I did not realise that I had lacked self confidence and shone away from "my true smile". Dr Sarkis was honest, reassuring and professional throughout my process and not only was he able to achieve that perfect smile but achieve same without compromising the health of my teeth and gums.The ongoing care at Designer Smiles is 5 star whether it is a routine check, clean minor or major dentistry. Thank you Dr Sarkis and also your team.

Christina Vergotis

I found Designer Smiles from one of their YouTube videos showcasing the Icon treatment to fix white spots on teeth. Dr. Sarkis Nalbandian's consultation provided me with a thorough plan and showed me how their practise could give me predicable results for my concerns. I knew I was in safe hands. I had Kristy Gupta perform both of my procedures and she was very professional and so kind. I am very happy with my results!

Winsome Kain

I cannot express how grateful I am for Sarkis and the team at Designer Smiles. Around 11 years ago my life changed when Sarkis first transformed my smile with composite veneers. This month, with my original teeth in tact I returned to have my composite veneers upgraded to porcelain. I was amazed that Sarkis and his team could do this without an injections, no pain and whilst still keeping my original teeth in tact. I absolutely love the result and I would highly recommend that anyone that is unhappy with their smile in any way, must visit designer smiles

Matt Williams

Started my treatment with the team at Designer Smiles in 2019. Had other dental treatments including Maxillofacial, expanders, straightening and gum grafting but out of all the procedures and surgeries Dr. Sarkis was the key as he was applying the ‘finishing product’ which included composite veneers. I am gobsmacked by the incredible job done. He talks the talk and definitely walks the walk. And his support team there are simply incredible and make you feel part of a family not just another dental clinic to take your money. Can not recommend highly enough. Customer for life here!!

Shaun Meader

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