Recommendations for dental and oral health during pregnancy
In order to avoid dental problems because of pregnancy, we recommend a combination of prevention and, where appropriate, early periodontal treatment. The earlier periodontal disease is detected and treated, the better the outcome. The initial tissue damage caused by periodontitis can be reversed and the tissue can regenerate when subject to early treatment. Therefore periodontitis can and should be handled with care during pregnancy. Pregnant women should also follow a healthy, balanced diet. Sugar should not only be omitted because it is cariogenic, but also to avoid unnecessary weight gain. An excessive maternal weight gain during pregnancy is considered extremely harmful to the child, as is tobacco and alcohol consumption.