How to Maintain Your Oral Health During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy presents a series of changes in the female body. While you await the arrival of your bundle of joy, it is important to pay attention to your oral health. The fluctuation of hormone levels during pregnancy can cause several dental issues and impact your healthy mouth. This article explores the potential issues you may encounter during pregnancy and offers solutions on how to resolve them. Pregnancy Gingivitis: A significant share of expectant mothers experience swollen, sore, or bleeding gums. Gums are more susceptible to bacterial infection from plaque buildup during pregnancy because of hormonal changes in the body. Your first defense against pregnancy gingivitis is maintaining a clean mouth. It is especially important to remember to brush and floss on a daily basis while pregnant. Scheduling a professional dental cleaning from a dentist is strongly recommended during pregnancy. Having your teeth professionally cleaned and given preventative treatment significantly reduces your chances of developing […]

Female Hormones and Oral Health

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Maintaining a healthy mouth requires a consistent routine and a little bit of work, especially if you’re a woman. Inevitable hormone fluctuations in females put them at greater risk of developing dental issues and diseases particularly during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. While a surplus or deficit of hormones makes natural changes in the body, they can also detrimentally affect oral health. When is a Woman’s Oral Health at Risk? Changes in hormone production can affect oral health during periods of: Menstruation The hormones released during menstruation can cause several dental complications in some women. Issues include: Oral Abrasions: canker sores and oral blisters are more common during menstruation. If sores become irritated, infected, or swollen you should visit your dentist. Gum Sensitivity: some women experience heightened gum sensitivity during menstruation and even inflammation and bleeding of the gums. If you experience these symptoms consider using a gentle toothbrush for sensitive teeth and take extra […]