Pregnant women

Tooth care for mums in waiting

There’s plenty of preparation to do when you’re pregnant. You’ll be making all those plans and getting ready to meet your bundle of joy, but it is still important to take the time to look after your oral health. Hormonal changes at this exciting time can cause ‘pregnancy gingivitis’, and this can lead to swollen, inflamed gums, and bleeding when teeth are brushed.

The reason pregnant women are at a higher risk of developing gum disease is due to raised progesterone levels, which affect how the body reacts to the bacteria in plaque.

Pregnancy can also cause other mouth-related conditions such as:

  • Pregnancy granuloma
  • Severe morning sickness
  • Dry mouth

It’s wise to come and see us when you’re expecting, so we can keep an eye on your oral health.

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