Take Care of Your Body During Your Pregnancy Choose healthy foods What you eat during pregnancy affects the growth of your developing baby including their teeth. Your baby’s teeth begin to develop between months 3 and 6 of pregnancy. So, it’s important that you take in enough nutrients, especially calcium, protein, phosphorous and vitamins A, C and D. You do not lose calcium from your teeth during pregnancy. Your diet not your teeth provides the calcium your baby needs. Be sure to get enough calcium in your diet for you and your baby by having at least 3 servings of dairy products or other calcium- rich foods each day. Or, your obstetrician (OB/GYN) may recommend that you take calcium pills. Don’t smoke or use tobacco in any form! Using any form of tobacco is not only harmful to your health, but it can also harm your developing baby. Not only does tobacco increase your risk of gum disease and cancer, but it also contains the highly addictive chemical, nicotine. Your newborn baby can be fussy and irritable because they are going through nicotine withdrawal. Smoking cigarettes while you are pregnant can increase your baby’s risk of developing chronic health problems like diabetes and asthma. Talk to your dentist or physician on ways you can safely quit. Keep Your Mouth Healthy It’s important for your own health as well as your child’s to have a healthy mouth before your child is born. A wide variety of bacteria live in your mouth, which is normal. When certain types of bacteria outgrow the others, this can lead to gum disease or tooth decay. When you have sugary foods or drinks many times a day, the acid attacks your tooth enamel again and again. This can cause tooth decay and a cavity can form. To help prevent tooth decay, brush 2 times a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is a mineral that helps keep your teeth’s outer layer of enamel strong and decay-free. Since your body’s hormones may make your teeth more sensitive to decay- causing plaque, fluoride can help prevent tooth decay while you are pregnant. Floss once a day or use another between-the- teeth cleaner. If you need help controlling plaque, your dentist may recommend a bacteria-fighting mouthrinse. If you have morning sickness and are vomiting often, stomach acids come into contact with your teeth. Over time, these acids can cause tooth enamel to wear away. Tell your dentist about this situation. To lessen the effect of this acid, you can rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with water. Don’t brush your teeth right after vomiting. Wait until the acids are rinsed away, about 60 minutes. Look for oral health products that display the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The ADA Seal is your sign that these products are tested and proven to be safe and effective in keeping your mouth healthy. mors may go away after orn if necessary, your move them. Inc. All rights reserved. nt women develop early stage of gum disease. vitis include red and tender ms. They may bleed easily sh your teeth. Inc. All rights reserved. For more ideas about how to eat healthy, visit www.choosemyplate.gov. Pregnancy and Oral Health It’s important to visit the dentist Parents REVISED Pregnancy and Oral Health: It's Important to Visit the Dentist This brochure points out that good oral hygiene and a healthy diet are important to both mother and baby. It emphasizes the ADA’s position that oral health care is generally safe at any point during pregnancy—even routine radiographs and being given local anesthesia. Explains how increased hormone levels can affect the gums and how to fight tooth decay with a healthy diet and daily home care. Reminds patients to discuss any medications with the dentist. W10020 8 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB095 Healthy Smiles for Mother and Baby From pregnancy through baby’s first year, all mothers need this advice. Highlights the importance of mom’s oral health and that dental care is generally safe during pregnancy. Offers tips for starting baby off with healthy habits and finding a dental home. Alerts moms that decay- causing bacteria can be passed to the baby. Order the personalized version of this brochure and generate referrals from local OB-GYNs! W196 8 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB020 STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2-9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Brochures Baby Teeth When They Come In, When They Fall Out Parents Baby Teeth When They Come In, When They Fall Out Parents Baby Teeth When They Come In, When They Fall Out Parents Baby Teeth When They Come In, When They Fall Out Parents Baby Teeth When They Come In, When They Fall Out Parents Baby Teeth When They Come In, When They Fall Out Parents Baby Teeth: When They Come In, When They Fall Out Shed light on dental development with this brochure. Features primary and permanent dentition charts and healthy smile photos, plus a diagram of permanent teeth forming in the jaw. Reassures parents that transitional dentition will often even out with time. Also gives the heads-up that age 7 is a perfect time for a bite check. W216 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB080 Why Baby Teeth Are Important: A Healthy Start is Smart Caring for baby teeth may not be top-of- mind for parents. This brochure directs their attention to caries prevention and the big- picture role of primary teeth. Provides tips for home care and includes tooth decay photos and a primary dentition chart. Advises parents against serving sugary liquids in the bottle. W282 8 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB079 NEW Children's Airways Sleep disorders can be a complicated topic to discuss with patients, especially parents. Use this brochure to begin a conversation about why parents should pay attention to children’s breathing during sleep and wake and what signs may point to a possible sleep disorder. W33020 6 panels, 50 per pack STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2-9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Brochures PATIENT EDUCATION 68 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746 BABIES AND CHILDREN ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 69
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