Contemplator QA Post Category: Dental

Where can I get help?

If you need help finding a dentist visit: Find a Dentist – College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta If you need help getting dental care: Alberta Adult Health Benefit |

How can I prevent oral health problems?

Daily mouth care habits are an important part of good oral health. For good oral health: Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, especially before bedtime. Floss once a day. Avoid using tobacco, vaping, and cannabis products. Limit foods with sugar to mealtimes whenever you can. Drink water throughout the day. Frequent sipping […]

What are the most common oral health problems during pregnancy?

Oral health problems that may occur during pregnancy include: Pregnancy gingivitis: gums that are red, swollen, bleed easily, and are tender to touch. Changes in hormones during pregnancy may put you at an increased risk of gingivitis. Periodontitis: untreated gingivitis may lead to periodontitis – a more serious and advanced inflammation of the gums and […]

Can I have dental treatments during pregnancy?

Dental care is considered safe at any time during pregnancy. You may be more comfortable during your second trimester. Tell your dentist or dental hygienist that you’re pregnant. They will work with you to create a dental care plan to help you prevent pregnancy gingivitis and tooth decay and to deal with any other dental […]

Why is oral health important before I start trying to become pregnant?

Good oral health is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. If possible, make a dental appointment before you plan to get pregnant. At this appointment your teeth can be professionally cleaned, gum tissue can be examined, and any oral health problems can be treated in advance of your pregnancy. If you have questions about your oral health, talk with […]