Bleeding Gums in Pregnancy

Why are my gums bleeding?

bleeding gums in pregnancy

In pregnancy, there is increased blood flow in mucous membranes, including the gums around your teeth.

As well in pregnancy, you are more prone to dental caries and a build-up of plaque around your teeth.

These factors result in your gums tending to bleed more.

What can be done?

Have a dental check-up if you are due. Include a dental clean and polish with the removal of plaque.

Also, make sure you brush and floss your teeth daily.


Check out Dental Care in Pregnancy in the Keeping Healthy in Pregnancy section of this website.

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on -

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