According to a recent study published by the Journal of Periodontology, gum Disease, also known as periodontal disease, or the inflammatory chronic condition that attacks the Gums and bone around the teeth, can lead to premature labor and a low-birth weight.
Use a soft brush, and choose a toothpaste for sensitive teeth if your gums are tender . Spit rather than rinse after brushing. This will help the fluoride in the toothpaste to protect your teeth for longer. Visit your dentist regularly for scaling, polishing and root planing . Up to 70% of women develop inflammation of the gums, or gingivitis, during their pregnancy. It’s commonly referred to as pregnancy gingivitis. This is due to the changes in a mother’s hormone levels during pregnancy.
This promotes an inflammatory response which increases the risk of developing periodontal disease. Yet if left unchecked it could lead to receding gums and gum pockets, bone deterioration, and finally, tooth loss. In fact, periodontists, the most severe form of gum disease.
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