Why are my gums bleeding?

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 due. Include a dental clean and polish with removal of plaque.

Also make sure you brush and floss your teeth daily.

 

Also…

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

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