Ensuring Healthy Smiles During Pregnancy - A Focus on Gum Health

This month, we aim to shed light on an important aspect of periodontics - pregnancy and gum health. Your awareness and proactive care are pivotal in ensuring the well-being of both expectant mothers and their developing babies.

The Connection Between Pregnancy and Gum Health

Pregnancy is a transformative and beautiful journey, but it can also bring unique challenges to a woman's oral health. Here's a closer look at the connection between pregnancy and gum health...

Hormonal Changes

During pregnancy, a woman's body experiences significant hormonal fluctuations, which can make the gums more sensitive and prone to inflammation.

Pregnancy Gingivitis

Many pregnant women develop a condition known as "pregnancy gingivitis," characterised by redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. Timely detection and intervention are crucial.

Impact on Overall Health

Untreated gum disease during pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth and low birth weight. Maintaining gum health is essential for the well-being of both mother and baby.

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