It is very common, especially in the first months of pregnancy, for the pregnant woman to feel dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and other discomfort. However, these problems are not the only alteration that a woman may feel when she is pregnant.
Parallel to these problems, it can also present oral discomfort, mainly concentrated in the gums. Despite everything, there is no reason to stop smiling. We tell you how prevent gingivitis during pregnancy.
When you are pregnant, you should not neglect your mind, your body, and your teeth. The hormonal changes that the body suffers during pregnancy reconciled with a greater flow of blood through the woman's body can cause a increased sensitivity to dental plaque, that is, the layer of bacteria that continuously forms on the teeth, and that is what causes irritation in the gums.
It is common for the gums to become inflamed or infected, and for the mouth to be noted to produce more saliva than normal.
It is very easy to know whether or not you have a gum disease. There are some symptom that can help to recognize a problem:
- Bleeding from teeth while brushing or flossing
- Swollen gums and irritated - Bad taste of boa
- Bad breath
These symptoms are the most common. If you feel any of these symptoms, it would be best to go to the dentist for a checkup and oral cleaning.
A suitable oral hygiene it is the key to avoiding gingivitis and thus avoiding more serious problems. The best way to fight this disease is by avoiding it. During pregnancy it is advisable to brush your teeth with a specific paste for the good maintenance of gingival health, as well as performing interdental cleanings every day. Parallel to cleaning, a healthy diet rich in calcium is also necessary. A diet aimed at preventing oral problems. Tips for women to keep their teeth and gums healthy during pregnancy:
- Brush teeth at least twice daily. It would be best to do it after every meal.
- Brush your teeth very gently. For that, you have to use a brush with soft bristles. If you have mgreat sensitivity, resort to special toothpastes for delicate gums.
- Use the floss whenever possible. It will remove all food debris from your teeth.
- Avoid eating too many sweet foods. They are major contributors to gingivitis.
- Visit the dentist regularly. It is always advisable to do a review. In case you have any symptoms, don't wait for the pregnancy to end. Talk to a dentist as soon as possible, if your gums bleed a lot, you get to lose a tooth, if the gums are inflamed, or if you feel pain in a tooth or in the gums.
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