IF YOU ARE PREGNANT!
About half of women experience pregnancy gum disease.
Sign and symptoms of pregnancy gum disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Tenderness of gums
Main causes of pregnancy gum disease:
- Hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy
- Poor oral hygiene
If left untreated, this may progress to a more serious condition called periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a gum infection that destroys attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold teeth in the mouth. It may affect the health of your baby.
- Brushing at least twice a day
- Floss daily
- Avoid sweet and sticky food
- Schedule your dental visit between the 4th and 6th month of your pregnancy because the first 3 months of pregnancy are most significant in your baby’s growth.
- Make sure your dentist know you are pregnant especially before taking X-ray or prescribed with medication