Why are my gums bleeding?

In pregnancy there is increased blood flow in mucous membranes, including the gums around your teeth which can lead to bleeding gums.

Pregnant women are more prone to dental caries, gum disease and a build up of plaque around your teeth.

These factors result in your gums tending to bleed more. This is why it is important to go for regular dental treatments for good oral hygiene.

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What Can Be Done?

Have a dental checkup if its due. By getting a check up, your dentist can rule out gum disease or pregnancy gingivitis. Include a dental clean and polish with removal of plaque. You could also consider using a fluoride toothpaste along with regular dental treatments to enhance good oral hygiene.

Also, make sure you brush and floss your teeth daily, as well as avoiding eating sugary foods too often.
By doing these simple things and taking care of your oral health you are avoiding the chance of gum disease or pregnancy gingivitis.


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

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