Inflammation of the gums during pregnancy

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Pregnancy changes many things - including your gums.

The hormonal change loosens the tissue in the oral mucosa and increases blood flow to the gums - swelling is often the result. Bacteria in plaque then have an easy time of it and can cause inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). Inflammatory processes can spread from there to the entire body - including your child.

Can be gum inflammation be dangerous for the child?

Studies have shown that untreated gingivitis can increase the risk of premature birth and low birth weight. Therefore, you should prevent, recognize and treat gum infections in good time.

Going a gum inflammation away on its own?

Over time, the inflammation can extend to the tooth keeping apparatus (periodontitis). There is a breakdown of connective tissue and bones. With careful oral hygiene and a toothpaste that combats the cause of gum infections, you can protect yourself.

Detect gum problems early!

Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) is mostly caused by plaque bacteria. If the cause is not treated, the plaque bacteria are not removed thoroughly, chronic gingivitis can occur. If left untreated, the inflammation can progress, destroy the jawbone and lead to tooth loss.

Watch out for these signs:

Healthy gums

  • Pale pink
  • Close to the tooth


  • Redness
  • Swelling


  • Receding gums
  • Loosening of the tooth until point of tooth loss

Prevention with the Meridol® system


Brushing your teeth
Brush your teeth 2 to 3 times a day for 2 minutes with a soft toothbrush.

meridol® Soft Toothbrush

Throughly cleans and protects gums.


Prevents plaque and protects against inflammation.

meridol® Toothpaste

Provides an immediate and long lasting anti-bacterial effect.


Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash after brushing your teeth or in between.

Meridol® mouthwash

Neutralizes harmful bacteria and inhibits plaque formation for a long time.

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