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Things nursing moms should know about dental health


Posted on 12/19/2022 by Summit Dental Group
Things nursing moms should know about dental healthOur practitioners have done systematic reviews highlighting the need to improve the oral health of caregivers and mothers to impact their babies from the age of 1 to 3. Preventive measures are taught to the whole family to improve oral hygiene habits, based on instructions for oral health promotion. Also, gingivitis is one of the most common clinical periodontal conditions among women during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Our practitioners advise the mother to understand the impact of baby mouth cleaning, particularly during and after breastfeeding. Young children are advised to understand that their oral health influences the health of their babies. It is understood that baby saliva could play a role in the colonization of bacteria in the mouths of young children. Further investigation should be done to clarify the composition of baby saliva. The children with primary dentition presented with a higher concentration of organic acids from the metabolism of microorganisms. These children presented erupted teeth and higher areas of enamel for microorganism colonization, increasing the acid production.

We offer an educational program involving the family, community, and health personnel. Our programmer incorporates social determinants including knowledge, health beliefs and attitudes, stress, self-efficacy, social network strength, and acculturation status. There is an impact of maternal self-efficacy and oral health beliefs on early childhood caries and other factors.

The Baby's saliva composition is related to the diet. Lactose is dominant in younger babies' saliva compared to mothers and older babies. Non-exclusive breastfeeding babies' saliva had less sugar content. When the teeth pop, the mother is also advised to clean them using a small brush with smaller bristles than normal ones and softer.

Come in and see us if you have any questions regarding oral health of your child in the early stages. We are always here to help.

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