This video explains the criticality about Pregnancy Gingivitis and how to cure it in different ways. Taking good care of your teeth and your gums isn’t only about you, it is also about the health of your baby. Your child’s teeth begin to develop during the 2nd trimester of your pregnancy. You need to eat a balanced diet rich in calcium in order to make sure that you and your baby are receiving adequate nourishment.
It is commonplace for pregnant women to observe an increased redness, bleeding and swelling of the gums. This is called as “pregnancy gingivitis”. It occurs due to increased hormone levels such as progesterone, which causes a stronger than normal response to plaque/tartar around your teeth. This type of gingivitis can be adequately kept in control by practicing good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. It is important to get your teeth cleaned by your dentist during pregnancy. Also, you may get busier after your newborn arrives, and it is easy to neglect your oral health, once your bundle of joy arrives!
Remember, you can always ask your dentist in Glendale Heights at Lotus Family Dental Care about how to maintain good oral hygiene during and after pregnancy.