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Pregnancy Dental Health

Baby Bump: Treating Gingivitis in Pregnancy

Scared of going to the dentist while pregnant, one of my pregolicious friends weighed the pros and cons of the appointment and decided to follow through with the visit. I applauded her efforts as pregnancy gingivitis is common and treatable.

As many women's entire bodies swell with the baby making process, so do their gums. Your Pregnancy Week by Week and Oral B have teamed up to provide a "Guide To Your Oral Health." Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by an increased hormone level, which may cause extra plaque leading to swollen, red, or even bleeding gums.

To see what steps you can take to prevent pregnancy gingivitis,


According to the Oral B guide, some things you can do to help prevent it are:

  • Brush your teeth and gums often to help massage the gums.
  • Floss to help remove plaque and keep your gums healthy.
  • Rinse with an alcohol–free mouthwash to kill germs.

While tending to your babe-to-be, don't neglect those pearly whites.

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be4luv be4luv 8 years
I am a pediatric dentist. Research has shown that most of the bacteria in baby's mouth are identical to mom's and can cause cavities in very young children. Please don't neglect your oral health as it is just one more thing you will pass on to your baby.
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