Gum Problems during
Pregnancy: What Does It Mean?
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It’s normal to experience changes in your body and a range of unexpected symptoms during your pregnancy. Surprisingly, gum problems can be one of them. Not to worry – this is a common symptom in expectant moms, with many pregnant women experiencing gum sensitivity when they brush or floss their teeth. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to treat the early signs of gum problems before it becomes a more serious oral condition. Learn more about the causes of gum problems and the easy oral care habits that can help treat this issue.
Sensitive gums during Pregnancy
Sensitive gums are generally caused by poor oral hygiene. However, your oral health can be affected by the hormonal changes that come with pregnancy. Many women experience gum problems during pregnancy, which results in gum sensitivity and tenderness when brushing or flossing.
Remember to visit your dentist and dental hygienist regularly during your pregnancy, they may recommend frequent professional cleaning to prevent gum problems.
Treatment and Prevention
Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent and treat gum problems and sensitivity. Here are some oral care tips to help you maintain healthy gums and healthy teeth during your pregnancy:
- Brush your teeth twice a day: Meridol® toothpaste helps fight the cause of gum problems. The soothing formula works effectively and acts gently like a balm, to keep your teeth and gums looking clean and healthy. Use this together with a meridol® soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean away food particles, plaque, and germs in the mouth.
- Use a mouthwash: Using mouthwash solutions help fight the cause of gum problems and is a great way to clean those areas that your toothbrush can’t reach.
- Floss once a day: Dental floss or other interdental cleaners help remove debris that can get trapped between your teeth.
- Visit your dentist or dental hygienist regularly: Routine dental check-ups help with early detection and treatment of oral issues.
- Limit sugary foods and those that stick to your teeth: Excessive snacking on sugary foods (sweets, soft drinks, and sugary drinks) increases the risk of cavities and gum problems.
- Have more Vitamin C: This can help with keeping your gums healthy and strong. Try incorporating oranges, lemons, peppers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, berries and kale into your diet for a boost of vitamin c.
The good news is that gum problems can be treated with professional cleaning and a good at-home oral regimen. For healthy gums and healthy teeth, add meridol® products to your oral care routine.