Some women get swollen and sore gum, which may bleed during pregnancy. It is also called gingivitis.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make your teeth more vulnerable to plaque, leaving you with swollen, bleeding gums.
It is crucial to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy during pregnancy. The best is by practicing good oral hygiene.
Things you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy in pregnancy
· Book an appointment with a Dentist – ask about getting a professional cleaning.
· Brush your teeth twice a day.
· Cut down on sugary and acidic drinks and foods.
· Stop smoking.
· A daily salt rinse can help reduce gum inflammation.
Make sure they know you are pregnant.
Talk with your dentist if any new or replacement fillings need to be delayed until the baby is born.
If you need a dental X-ray, your dentist will usually wait until you have your baby.
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