If there is a time in a woman's life when she gets to experience lots of changes in her life, it is when she becomes pregnant. Progesterone is the hormone that is usually blamed for all the troubles that women go through during this time.
When it comes to a pregnant woman's oral health, this hormone plays a significant role in increasing the risk of gum disease. Some women experience bleeding gums, cavities and granulomas (a tiny tumor-like growth in the mouth) at the beginning of the second month of pregnancy and ends around the eighth month.
As much as there is heightened hormone activity that can lead to an increased risk of gum sensitivity and gum disease, it's important to note that plaque is mostly to blame for gum disease. If you're experiencing these issues as a pregnant woman, consider these tips to keep your oral health in check.
Those are some of the helpful tips that can help pregnant mothers maintain good oral and overall health during pregnancy. It is highly imperative to report any oral discomforts or problems that you may experience during this time, and a dentist or orthodontist can then determine if they are detrimental to your health or that of your baby.Share
31 March 2015
When I had my first child, I was a nervous wreck. Every book I read gave different advice, and I just wanted to be right! By the time I had my third child, some of the stress had abated. I now realised, there were tons of different perspectives on everything related to raising children including dentistry. To help parents, I have created this blog dedicated to unraveling dental myths about children. I am including posts that weigh both sides of issues such as thumb sucking, dental caries, breastfeeding, flossing and any other topic I can think of. I hope you find the information you need to unravel dental myths, but most importantly, I hope you find some peace of mind. With kids and dentistry, there can be more than one right answer, and I want you to be able to relax and go with the answer that's right for you.