Gums are often much more sensitive and more susceptible to bleeding during pregnancy, due to changes in hormones.
A time of changes
Women are most likely to experience symptoms of gum disease beginning in the second or third month of pregnancy. Increasing in severity through the eighth month. During this time, some women notice swelling, bleeding, redness or tenderness in the gum tissue.
What you can do?
The best way to avoid the gum disease conditions associated with pregnancy is to start with healthy gums.
Look after your gums by spending just a few minutes: brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day, floss between your teeth at least once a day and use a mouthwash suitable for everyday use.
Visit your dentist during your pregnancy, even if you feel everything is OK.
If you experience any bleeding of the gums or are concerned in any way about your oral health, make an appointment to see your dentist or hygienist right away.
If you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or are breast feeding, check with your doctor before using any medicines.