Pregnancy will change your body in a number of ways. Hormones are one of the biggest changes that occur during pregnancy. This may not seem like a big deal but a change in hormones can affect your oral health. You may experience dry mouth more often when you are pregnant. This leads to greater bacteria development and can cause greater issues when wearing dental implants. Luckily, there are a few tips that you can use to help prevent dry mouth when you are pregnant and have dental implants.
Use a Moisturizing Oral Rinse
When you are dealing with dry mouth, you have to consistently look for ways to restore the moisture to your mouth. This can be done through moisturizing oral rinses. These oral rinses are specially designed to help individuals who suffer from dry mouth.
In addition, you can consider making your own moisturizing oral rinse from home using aloe vera juice. Aloe vera is commonly used to manage dry mouth because the plant has healing properties that help to restore moisture to dry areas. The moisturizing rinse can be made by steeping peppermint in hot water and allowing the water to cool. Add that mix to a blender along with aloe vera juice. Blend until smooth and use the rinse as you would a commercial oral rinse.
Be More Aware of the Foods You Consume During Pregnancy
Certain foods can be used hydrate your entire body throughout the day. Other foods can make you feel dehydrated and will also cause your mouth to quickly dry up. A few examples of these foods are crackers and breads. You should try to limit these drying foods during your pregnancy in order to avoid dry mouth.
However, fruits like mangos, watermelon, and grapes are good foods that you can add into your diet to ensure that your body remains hydrated. Increased hydration will help to alleviate your dry mouth. If you have trouble eating during pregnancy, then you can place these fruits into a blender in order to create a juice. If you decide to use watermelons, make sure to use one that does not contain seeds. Blend until the fruit juice is as smooth as possible and enjoy throughout the day.
Pregnancy is the time to fully enjoy your dental implants and the entire process. Use these tips to make sure your dry mouth does not take over and cause discomfort.