Prior and during your pregnancy it is more important than ever that you practice excellent oral hygiene to avoid both tooth decay and gum infections. With all the hormones produced during pregnancy, your mouth produces more plaque. Believe it or not, the bacteria in your mouth grow more rapidly due to the hormones. Fluids increase in a pregnant woman’s body by as much as 40%. The increase in fluids increases fluid in the gums too. When expecting your gums might become tender or puffy.
With normal brushing and FLOSSING, this situation can be avoided. Bacteria, not hormones, cause the gingivitis. Statistically 50-75% of all pregnant women develop pregnancy gingivitis. If you are pregnant please come in for your regularly scheduled appointment. We want to help you avoid the bacterial growth that can be harmful to both you and your baby.