Health Tip: Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy?
(HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy changes many parts of your body -- even your teeth, mouth and gums.
The American Dental Association explains:
Up to half of women develop gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, during pregnancy.
Most cases of gingivitis resolve after pregnancy.
Hormones produced during pregnancy may irritate your gums, making them swell and turn red.
Brush your teeth at least twice daily, and floss at least once daily.
Ask your dentist what else you can do to keep your mouth healthier during pregnancy.
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