Pregnancy has a plethora of symptoms, some you may experience, while others you may not. One of the more common symptoms is gingivitis. If you have noticed bleeding gums during brushing and flossing, you may have the condition, which if not treated early, could lead to periodontal disease. Hormonal changes can cause an increase of inflammation, making you more susceptible to plaque’s bacteria. Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease, which carries risks of preterm labor, preeclampsia, or low-birth weight. To protect your oral health, we can help at Robert Eversole, DDS, PC. Dr. Robert Eversole recommends proper oral healthcare before, during, and after your pregnancy, to help prevent periodontitis.
What Can You Do:
The best way to prevent gingivitis is to use a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day, in a gentle massaging motion, to lessen pressure on your gums that may lead to bleeding. Use a fluoride toothpaste to protect your teeth from decay, and floss at least once a day. Getting an appointment with the dentist is also a great preventive step. Visiting our office allows the dental team to monitor your gums and offer tips to reduce bleeding and swelling. If the bleeding is more than normal, contact us at 812-663-8088 for an appointment.
Reducing sugary and acidic foods can help prevent plaque from building up and sticking to your teeth. Also, ensure you are getting enough vitamin C and calcium, nutrients that play a major role in the healthy teeth and gums.
You can protect your oral health with some simple steps, but if you notice unusual symptoms, please call the dentist in Greensburg, Indiana. We are committed to ensuring you receive optimal dental care, so don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know when you have questions or concerns.