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Like the rest of your body, your teeth, mouth and especially gums are affected by pregnancy.
*changes usually start around the 2-month mark
*gums may look swollen and bleed easily during brushing and flossing (“pregnancy gingivitis”). It is usually more pronounced in those who have previously had some gum inflammation
*red lumpy lesions may develop along the gum line (“Pyogenic granule a”). These are harmless and go away after the baby comes
*food cravings – try to limit sugary snacks and go for fruit, veggies and dairy snacks instead
*morning sickness – acid in reflux/vomit softens and erodes the enamel. Wait 1 hour before brushing your teeth. Rinse your mouth with 1/4 tsp of bicarbonate soda in water, chew gum, have a piece of cheese or milk
*dry mouth – lack of saliva may increase your chance of tooth decay
>>Make sure you consult with your dentist if any of these issues arise and attend regularly throughout the pregnancy
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