Your child's oral health during development- Help your baby’s teeth as you help your own
Most women, when pregnant, have cravings. Now you are eating for two so think about what you eat and snack on. A healthy diet is necessary for a healthy pregnancy and good oral health for you and your baby. As you snack, find foods that are not high in sugar because these can lead to cavities. When you choose your snacks, find food that is high in nutrients and low in sugar. Some examples might include: yogurt, cheese, raw fruits, vegetables and foods high in protein. Because your baby’s teeth start forming between the third and sixth month of pregnancy, make sure you diet consists the essential nutrients to help the development of the teeth. Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, protein and calcium are some of the necessary nutrients that need to be part of your diet. It is very important to keep up with your dental hygiene by eating a balanced diet, brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. After your baby is born and if you are breastfeeding, it is very important to stay hydrated because a dry mouth can increase the risk for gum disease and cavities.