Tooth decay and bleeding gums during pregnancy.
Increased levels of the hormone progesterone can cause gums to swell and potentially bleed more easily during pregnancy. The increase in hormone levels can also allow bacteria in the mouth and gums to grow more easily during pregnancy making gingivitis (periodontal disease) more common when pregnant. Vomiting, due to morning sickness can cause
stomach acids to break down the enamel coating of the teeth and cause tooth decay.
It is essential to maintain good dental care and hygiene during pregnancy as gum disease can lead not only to painful tooth decay but can also cause infections that can increase the risk of a premature birth.
We at Baby Bump Care recommend the following products as part of your Baby Bump Care routine:
Schuessler Tissue Salts Calc Fluor to help reduce swollen gums during pregnancy. Tissue salts are micro doses that are suitable for infants and during pregnancy. They are rapidly absorbed and stimulate the
body’s natural healing process.
Herbs of Gold C Powder Plus
Jojoba by The Jojoba Company for Oil Pulling as extra to your regular tooth brushing
Progurt Prebiotic Sweetner for those of you with a sweet tooth but want to improve your good bacteria levels during pregnancy
Please follow the links to learn more about these products at Baby Bump Care
Always make sure your dentist knows that you are pregnant before embarking on any dental treatment.