Why Pregnant Women Are Prone to Oral Health Problems
You already know that your body undergoes significant changes during pregnancy. But did you know that the hormonal changes can also affect your oral health?
It is very common for women to experience an increase in dental problems during pregnancy. You may have heard the old saying, “A tooth lost for every child.” While it may sound like an outdated old wives’ tale, it actually has some basis in fact.
How Pregnancy Affects Teeth and Gums
‘Pregnancy Gingivitis’ affects about half of all women who become pregnant. This condition can cause redness, tenderness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. A more serious condition, periodontal disease (a serious gum infection), may affect your baby’s ...