Avoid Gingivitis During Pregnancy

What Pregnant Woman Should Know About

Pregnant woman are at increased risk for periodontal disease because the increased level of progesterone that come with pregnancy cause an exaggerated response to plaque bacteria. As a result pregnant women are more likely to develop gingivitis even if they follow a consistent oral health care routine. Gingivitis is most common during months two to eight of pregnancy. Tell your dentist when you are pregnant– he or she may recommend more frequent dental cleanings during the second trimester or early in the third trimester to help combat the effects of increased progesterone and help you avoid gingivitis.

 

Ensure You Are Eating A Balanced Diet

While pregnant it is important that you are eating a balanced diet, eating healthy can promote dental health and overall health for not only yourself but also your baby. Did you know a baby’s teeth begin to develop between months three to six of pregnancy, so be sure you are getting enough calcium, vitamins D, C and A, phosphorous and protein.

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