Healthy lifestyle habits such as avoiding alcohol, not smoking and eating a balanced diet help to protect our teeth and gums.
Lifestyle tips to keep your mouth healthy during pregnancy:
Before COVID-19, we all would be recommended to have regular dental check-ups including during pregnancy.
In March 2020, all dental practices were instructed to stop all routine face to face check-ups and treatment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be the position until further notice. When it is safe to do so, dental practices will start to see patients again for check-ups.
All dental practices can still be reached by telephone for advice and prescriptions if appropriate. They can also arrange for an emergency appointment for you at an Urgent Dental Centre if you need it. For urgent dental care when your dental practice is closed (e.g. overnight, weekends and bank holidays) call the Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care Service on 0333 332 3800 (freephone).
To find dental practices in your area, search for your postcode through the Greater Manchester Service Finder.
If you have a question about your oral health, please contact a dentist in your area. To find dental practices in your area, please search through the Greater Manchester Service Finder above.
Another source of free and impartial advice is the Oral Health Foundation which is a charity. All enquiries are completely confidential, and it is staffed by fully trained oral health experts and dental nurses. The Foundation website, has frequently asked questions available and an online enquiry form linked below. Alternatively, they can be contacted by telephone on 01788 539 780.
Lifestyle tips for good oral health