Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gingivitis And Pregnancy

Mood swings are expected when you are pregnant because of the hormonal changes happening inside your body. Besides this phenomena, gingivitis may happen to you. Dental experts say that it is common but not all pregnant women experience it. Gingivitis or bleeding gums is brought about by the increased levels of progesterone. This hormone, in most cases, causes a bacteria to grow in heaps in the gums and eventually cause the bleeding.

If you have observed that your gums are beginning to look very red and feeling tender, do not wait for another month before you consult your dentist. Get a consultation right away before the swelling gets severe. Uncured gingivitis during pregnancy can cause premature birth.

Brushing, flossing and gargling with a mouthwash regularly may alleviate the condition. But the surest way to combat it is to consult your dentist regularly. Your dentist can perform a non-invasive treatment for it to ensure that the bacteria produce by it does not get to your unborn child.