Practice Good Oral Hygiene
- Brush your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste twice a day…
- Rinse every night with an over-the-counter fluoridated, alcohol-free mouthrinse.
- After eating, chew xylitol-containing gum or use other xylitol-containing products, such as mints, which can help reduce bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
- If you vomit, rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water to stop acid from attacking your teeth
Eat Healthy Foods
- … Drink water throughout the day, especially between meals and snacks. Drink fluoridated water (via a community fluoridated water source) or, if you prefer bottled water, drink water that contains fluoride
Cite the report as
Oral Health Care During Pregnancy Expert Workgroup. 2012. Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.
This publication was made possible by grant number H47MC00048 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Its contents do not necessarily represent the official views of MCHB, HRSA, or DHHS.
Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement© 2012 by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Washington, DC 20057-1272
Phone: (202) 784-9771
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*Original statement online at https://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/OralHealthPregnancyConsensus.pdf
**See also online at http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/oral-health-pregnancy-consensus.2012.pdf