Keeping your teeth and gums healthy during pregnancy have many benefits for you and your baby. Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and some of these can affect the health of your gums and teeth. During pregnancy our hormones change. Fluctuating hormones can cause dental problems or make existing dental problems worse, like loose teeth, gum disease, pregnancy tumors on gums and tooth decay. The most common issue pregnant women experience is pregnancy gingivitis and it typically settles down after a mother gives birth.
To avoid irritated and inflamed gums from gingivitis, we recommend a solid routine of proper oral hygiene. This includes brushing at least twice a day for two minutes, flossing, and using a mouthwash. Continue reading Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy