Any pregnant woman will tell you, pregnancy causes all kinds of changes to your body. But did you know it can also affect your oral health?
The local LA periodontists at MD Periodontics (and friends of mine) recently published a very interesting blog post on pregnancy gingivitis. The post was written by board-certified dentist and periodontist Dr. Nazanin Daneshmand.
What is pregnancy gingivitis?
You’re probably at least a little familiar with gingivitis. It’s why your dentist is always scolding you to floss more. Pregnancy gingivitis (as the name suggests) is gum disease that occurs during pregnancy.
Is pregnancy gingivitis dangerous?
Gingivitis and periodontitis (severe gum disease) have been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth and low birth weight. While we don’t necessarily know what causes the problem, we do know the consequences can be severe.
How to treat pregnancy gingivitis
Gingivitis triggered by pregnancy will go away after your baby is born, but you should definitely seek treatment before then!
For more detail on prevention, treatment, and symptoms of pregnancy gingivitis, check out Dr. Daneshmand’s post!
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