Poor oral health can affect your quality of life. Oral health problems such as pain, gum bleeding and missing teeth, can all affect your physical, social and physiological well-being, and subsequently your quality of life.
Have your mouth cleaned (Home daily Oral Care):
Schedule regular dental appointments for routine checkups:
The Dentistry Department at PHCC offers essential and safe oral and dental healthcare during pregnancy. Enhancing oral health during this period is not only crucial for expectant mothers but also for the well-being of their babies. Scientific research has revealed connections between gum problems during pregnancy, like preeclampsia and low birth weight, as well as stillbirth. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of pregnant women do not visit the dentist. Therefore, one of our objectives is to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining optimal oral health during pregnancy and the impact of oral issues on the overall health of both pregnant women and their babies.
During pregnancy, women are at higher risk of tooth decay and Gum inflammation for several reasons such as hormonal changes, increased oral acidity, sugary dietary cravings, and limited attention to oral health. Additionally, evidence suggests that most infants and young children acquire cavity-causing bacteria from their mothers. Reducing the transmission of such bacteria from mothers to infants can help delay or prevent the onset of tooth decay.
|Do you experience issues like swollen or bleeding gums, toothache, trouble eating or chewing, or other mouth-related problems? It's important to consult a dentist, and you shouldn't postpone your visit until after giving birth. Many dental treatments are safe during pregnancy, with special precautions, particularly in the second and third trimesters.
Screening and Prevention:
Dental And Oral Treatment:
Children represent the future, so we prioritize their oral health. We start conducting oral health risk assessments from their first dental checkup at age one. Our maternal and childhood programs extend this care until age 12, ensuring continuous oral screening and assessment as part of the Beautiful Smile Service.
Access to PHCC Childhood Oral Health Services:
Dental Home Care Routine for Children
Ensure your child maintains a proper home care routine, which includes brushing their teeth twice daily—once in the morning and again before bedtime—for two minutes each time. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and age-appropriate toothpaste with fluoride.
Regularly inspect your child's toothbrush and replace it once the bristles begin to show signs of wear. Motorized toothbrushes offer more effective cleaning for young children.
Watch your children diet: