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What Oral Problems should I expect During Pregnancy?

Even the mouth can be affected by pregnancy, with bleeding gums a common complaint of many expectant mothers. Known medically as pregnancy gingivitis, hormonal changes make the gums more susceptible to inflammation and bleeding. The best way of avoiding oral complications during pregnancy is to maintain good hygiene, brushing the teeth after meals and avoiding sugary snacks.

Another factor to consider is that if you are unfortunate enough to suffer from chronic morning sickness, the acidic vomit can be detrimental to your overall oral health. With your teeth probably being one of the last things on your mind, remembering to drink plenty of water will not only keep you hydrated, but will also freshen your mouth and remove excess acid.  

Read more about the changes accompanying pregnancy.

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