How to Treat Tooth Decay during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is truly a fragile time for expectant women because of the extreme hormone changes that affect virtually every element of their bodies, including their oral health. Throughout pregnancy, the dangers of gum illness boosts, which also puts the baby’s health at danger. This is why taking great care of teeth in addition to gums is really essential for pregnant women.

If you are still at the phase of planning to have a baby, do your best to have a dental examination prior to your pregnancy to ensure that you get professional teeth cleaning before getting pregnant. At the same time, the dental professional will be able to analyze your gum tissue and identify if there are any dental health issue that need to be dealt with. You can tackle all the issues by using best toothpaste for pregnancy.

For women who are already pregnant, eating right throughout pregnancy will not just benefit your baby however also your teeth. It prevails to have yearnings for sugary foods throughout pregnancy however preventing sweet foods and keeping your snacking to a minimum is vital to avoid dental caries. Know that the germs that forms dental caries can be transferred to your developing baby so it is vital that you look after your teeth. Start by finding out more about dental caries and how to avoid it.

Ensure to preserve a diet that is both healthy and well balanced. Preferably, it ought to consist of cheese, yogurt and other dairy items, all of which are exceptional sources of important minerals that assist develop strong teeth and gums. A baby’s first set of teeth form throughout the pregnancy’s first trimester.

Needless to say, whether you’re pregnant or not, practicing great oral health routinely will avoid or minimize oral illness. If you have awful early morning illness and the taste of your tooth paste simply makes you feel even worse so you would rather not brush your teeth, switch to tooth paste with a boring taste. If you toss up regularly, make certain to wash out your mouth with a mouth wash or simply plain water to rinse the acid in the vomit and avoid it from deteriorating the tooth enamel.

You can get fundamental dental care throughout your second trimester. It is really essential to notify your dental expert that you are pregnant. It is highly suggested that you prevent any dental treatments when you are on your first trimester and throughout the latter half of your 3rd trimester. This is to avoid your direct exposure to any substance or treatment that might be harmful to your baby throughout the vital periods of development.

Dental X-rays ought to be prevented throughout pregnancy. Technological advances have made X-ray treatments a lot more secure now than they were numerous years back, a pregnant woman getting a dental X-ray would just be an option in emergency situation cases. What pregnant women ought to not miss out on are regular dental examinations, especially gum assessments because of the increased danger of tender and bleeding gums.

After bring to life your baby, schedule a dental consultation as quickly as possible specifically if you suffered any gum issues while you were pregnant so you can have an extensive dental examination. Whether you are pregnant now or at pre or post-pregnancy phase, please do not hesitate to call us for any of your dental issues.

What is the very best Way to Care For My Teeth Throughout Pregnancy?

What is the very best Way to Care For My Teeth Throughout Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a crucial time to concentrate on preventive care for dentition. Throughout pregnancy the hormone balance is modified and gums end up being quickly prone to gum illness. It is very important to see your dental practitioner for regular examinations throughout pregnancy to avoid oral health issue.

Early morning illness prevails in pregnancy and can affect the dentition due to the increased acidic environment. Acid has been well investigated and shown to liquify the external layer of enamel on the teeth. To avoid deteriorating the enamel it is necessary after an episode of throwing up or stomach reflux to not brush your teeth, however rather smear a layer of tooth paste over the teeth to assist remineralise the tooth surface.

Pregnancy can promote yearnings for particular foods. Dental decay is frequently brought on by regular snacking of sweet foods and beverages. Attempt to get rid of excess sugar from your diet to ensure a healthy oral environment throughout your pregnancy. It is motivated that women take in the advised levels of calcium throughout pregnancy to assist reinforce the bones and teeth of the developing child.

Oral Health is also extremely crucial to keep. Due to the change of hormone balance the gums may end up being quickly inflamed by dental plaque. Brushing a minimum of two times a day and flossing daily after meals will assist avoid dental decay and gum swelling.

It is necessary for the future of your child’s oral health to keep excellent oral health and participate in regular dental check-ups. Your child is born with no decay triggering germs in their mouth. As your baby’s teeth start to emerge, germs are presented by the primary carer from food tasting and kissing. It is necessary for parents to ensure their mouths are without decay to remove the possibility of moving these germs to their child.

Bringing your child to dental visits from the age of 18 months will permit them to end up being familiar and comfy with the dental setting. Regular dental visits from an early age are motivated to avoid little issues becoming big ones.

Pregnancy is the time when you need to stress on oral health and there are particular factors for doing it. Tooth pain is among the most unbearable discomforts worldwide. Regular see to dental professional can assist you avert it. Most of the time women who are pregnant experience queasiness and throwing up which contributes to the germs that builds up on teeth. Pregnancy is a time when many hormone changes take place in a woman’s body including her mouth.

Button Baby Giveaway in Support of Miracle Babies Foundation

I was recently approached to work with Button Baby; a boutique online store for babies, toddlers and their mums, who were interested in donating a portion of their sales in October to a charity which supports sick and premature babies.

Milla, born at 32 weeks.

As you know, my daughter Milla was born two months premature, so I suggested supporting the organisation Miracle Babies Foundation.


Miracle Babies Foundation supports premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them. They offer programs and resources to families and healthcare professionals, and provide vital support to parents during what can be a confusing and frightening time. You can find out more about the services Miracle Babies Foundation provide on their website

Button Baby have very generously offered to donate 10% of all sales during the month of October to Miracle Babies Foundation.


The Button Baby website features a beautiful range of quality products for babies and toddlers. They offer free gift wrapping, $8.90 next day delivery anywhere in Australia, and are experts at helping people select the perfect gift for the little ones in their lives. You can see the full range of products they offer on their website

Button Baby have also kindly offered a giveaway to one of The Hesitant Housewife’s lucky readers! 

Up for grabs is a gorgeous prize pack, worth $141.70, containing Aden and Anais four muslin swaddle wraps, Sleepy Wings, Hevea Pacifier Round, Alimrose Designs Stick Rattle Coco Bunny, Jellycat Bashful Bunny Cream Small, and a Mizzle Newborn Nightie Cloud.


To enter, all you need to do is follow the prompts below. Competition closes at midnight EDST on Thursday the 17th of October. Good luck!

This is not a sponsored post,  I was not paid, nor have I received any products in return for writing this post. I am just happy to promote a company that is supporting a charity that personally means a lot to me.

Wordless Wednesday ~ My baby turns two.

Today my gorgeous girl turns two years old. Sometimes it is hard to believe that she was ever that teeny tiny little prem baby, she has come so far in two years. We are so proud of her, and love her to the moon and back xx



Friend From Afar.

I’ve mentioned before about a lovely group of friends I’ve made from a forum of mums expecting bubs in December 2010.

There is one special friend I made, who ended up playing a very important role in my life.

Kirsty’s waters broke at 22 weeks, and her little miracle girl Imogen was born at 26 weeks. So teeny tiny, but such a fighter. I followed updates of how Kirsty and Imogen were going, amazed at their strength, and Immie’s progress.

Then, at 31.5 weeks, my waters broke. As we drove into the hospital, despite my pounding heart, I thought of Immie. My husband and I reassured each other. At nearly 32 weeks, we were fairly certain that our little one would be OK.

Over the next couple of days, as I spoke to family and friends about Milla’s imminent arrival, I told them about my friend, who’s beautiful bub was born at 26 weeks, and how well she was doing. Milla had eight weeks longer to ‘cook’. As much as I hated that Kirsty and Immie had to go through all of this, knowing their story gave me strength and confidence to deal with the fact that I was about to have my own little premmie. I know I would have been so much more afraid, if I had not been following their journey. I am eternally grateful for Kirsty, sharing her experience with us.

After Milla’s birth, I received so much support from Kirsty, as we discussed NICU, desats, B1′s, C-paps, all the medical jargon that you couldn’t understand unless you were living it. We understood each others highs and lows. We understood the feeling of jealousy of a ‘normal’ pregnancy; as we heard about the other mums in our group holding baby showers, going on maternity leave, growing bigger and bigger. We messaged each other to say how pissed off we were when one mum in the group told Kirsty that ‘they were jealous of her because she got to have her baby now, whilst they were still waiting’ (I mean, seriously??)

As time went on, and our babies grew, we discussed ‘secret premmie business’, that mums of term babies just couldn’t understand. The health problems, the developmental delays, the set backs. Despite never having met each other, we became firm friends.

When I was planning my surprise wedding, Kirsty was one of the few that knew about it (being in a different state, it didn’t count!) She gave me the most amazing wedding present, which I was so grateful for. She had even hoped to fly down for the wedding, but unfortunately had last minute work commitments.

I know that she has my back, and has stood up for me when so many others didn’t.

What started as a friendship based around our mutual situations with our premmie babies, has grown into a genuine, true friendship. We have shared many ups and downs together, and finally, this weekend, we will meet face to face. I am leaving hubby and toddler at home, and flying to Adelaide on Saturday for the weekend.

I am so excited to finally meet a person who has meant so much to me in the last few years. I cannot wait to meet the little miracle Imogen, and of course her gorgeous older brother. Despite being a little nervous, I know we will get on just as well in person as online, I know there will be a lot of laughter, and maybe the odd moment of ‘running amok’… And as much as I will miss my little family, it will be a nice break for me to recharge.

So bring on the weekend! I absolutely cannot wait!! xx

Wordless Wednesday ~ The Little Girl That Could.

Originally this post was going to about my daughter, her developmental delays, and the fact that our paediatrician wants her to be assessed for autism.

The trouble is, I don’t know what to write. I don’t know how I feel. Some days I’m convinced that nothing is wrong, other days I’m certain the paediatrician is right. We are seeing a speech pathologist next week, maybe that will provide more clarity. Maybe after that, I can succinctly describe my thoughts, my feelings.

For today though, I just want to share what an amazing little girl my daughter is, and how far she has come after her unexpected entrance into the world at 32 weeks. No matter what the future brings, I know she will always remain the strongest, smartest, funniest, cheekiest, cutest girl in the world to me.