The Importance of Oral Hygiene while Pregnant

*This post is sponsored by Philips Sonicare, but as always I’m keeping it real*

The last thing I wanted to worry about when I was pregnant during a pandemic was having to go to the dentist. Early in my pregnancy I had been sheltered in place and the only place I would go to is my doctor’s office. However, oral hygiene when pregnant is SO important. So, doing what you can to take care of your teeth is so key.

I downloaded the What to Expect When Expecting app and it gives you weekly updates on common symptoms for that pregnancy week and the common symptoms in your first and second trimester is bleeding gums, gingivitis, and enamel decay. In the first trimester morning, sickness and stomach acid can weaken enamel. In the second trimester, you’re eating like a monster and all those snacks you consume during those pregnancy cravings can damage your teeth as well. The last thing I wanted to think about was a dental infection during my pregnancy on top of everything else.

I was using Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush during my pregnancy and my teeth had never felt better. I didn’t want to have to worry about any of the common symptoms like bleeding gums and most importantly have to worry about cavities from my prego sweet tooth.

Another important feature of the Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush is its subscription service. THANK GOD they have this service because when we were safe at home and I wasn’t able to just run out to the store and get a new toothbrush or replacement heads. You should be replacing your brush or heads every three months anyways and by joining the subscription service, Philips stayed on top of me. There is no way, especially with my pregnancy brain that I’d remember to replace my brush heads. I’d opened my mailbox and three months later were my replacement brushes. Boom, and just like that, it’s that easy.

I’m so glad I switched to Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100, electric toothbrush early on in my pregnancy to provide myself with the best dental care. I’m also so happy I didn’t have to stress as much about my dental hygiene with a newborn either. Philips can do all the work and take care of me, while I focus on taking care of our newborn baby.

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