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Pregnancy and gingivitis

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Pregnancy and gingivitis
Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease. The first signs and symptoms of gingivitis are red and swollen gums.

Gingivitis is a mild condition and can be reversible, but during pregnancy it can cause complications.

If you’re pregnant, your dentist needs to know about the first signs of gum disease symptoms. Pregnant women are at increased risk for periodontal disease because the increased levels of progesterone that come with pregnancy cause an exaggerated response to plaque bacteria. As a result, pregnant women are more likely to develop gingivitis even if they follow a consistent oral health care routine.

Gingivitis is most common during the second and the third trimester of pregnancy. Tell your dentist when you are pregnant because he or she may recommend more frequent dental cleanings during the second trimester or early in the third trimester to help combat the effects of increased progesterone and help you avoid gingivitis.

In addition, you’ll have to eat a balanced diet during pregnancy because this will help promote dental health and overall health for you and your baby.

A baby’s teeth begin to develop between months three to six of pregnancy, so be sure that you are getting enough calcium, vitamins D, C and A, phosphorous and protein.

Any calcium loss due to inadequate dietary calcium will occur in the bones, not the teeth. But if you include plenty of calcium rich foods in your diet during pregnancy, your bones and teeth and your baby’s bones and teeth should be strong and healthy.

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