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Your dentist may give you a diagnosis of pregnancy gingivitis when you complain about your bleeding gums. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease.


Its potential causes during pregnancy include:

  • Hormonal Changes:


You can blame your swollen and sensitive gums on the pregnancy hormones (oestrogen and progesterone) that are streaming through your blood and increasing blood flow to all of your mucous membranes.

  • Dietary Changes:


You’re probably eating more carbs, sweets, and fast foods. A study shows that veering toward unhealthy food choices could happen during pregnancy, when women experience changes in taste & this could change flora of bacteria present in the mouth.

  • Decreased Saliva Production:


Pregnancy means more hormones, and for some people, this may mean having less saliva. 


Less saliva means that the carbs you eat hang around on the surfaces of your teeth for longer, potentially leading to a buildup of plaque. 


Plaque is the soft, sticky stuff that builds up on your teeth — and it’s full of bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.

  • Changes In Acidity Saliva:


Not only do you have less saliva, but your saliva is more acidic than that of non-pregnant women. 


That means it’s not the efficient buffer it used to be. These acids can also raise your risk of tooth erosion and decay.

  • Aversion to Toothpaste:


If you’re avoiding your twice-daily brushing habit because you can’t stand the smell of your toothpaste, try changing your trusted brand or using a milder flavour.

  • Morning Sickness:


Make sure you rinse your mouth after you throw up so that you wash away the acid from your stomach. 


If you want to brush your teeth, wait about 1 hour, as the acid may have softened the enamel on your teeth. 


Use plain water or be extra vigilant and rinse with 1 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 1 cup of water.


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