Pregnancy and Swollen Gums – How to Prevent Pregnancy Gingivitis


“I’m pregnant!” Those astounding, beautiful words that are not only an amazing discovery, but a catalyst for an avalanche of things to come. You and your other half will start on a long journey together, and have many ups and downs. One of those downs that you DON’T want to have to worry about during your pregnancy is gingivitis.

Because of the many hormonal changes in your body, your gums may be more sensitive, irritable and swollen. Prevention is key!


1. Regular dental check-ups.

2. Brush 2x daily, Morning and before you go to bed.

3. Floss daily.

4. Practice good nutrition.

5. Drink lots of water.

These very simple and easy methods ensure that you can leave gingivitis behind, and have one less thing to worry about during your pregnancy.

Baby Center’s expert advice: Bleeding Gums during Pregnancy. “Get regular preventive dental care. Your dentist or periodontist can remove plaque and tartar that brushing can’t get to. If you haven’t seen your dentist recently, schedule a visit now for a thorough cleaning and checkup. Be sure to let her know that you’re pregnant and how far along you are. She’ll probably want to see you once more during your pregnancy, too – or even more often if you already have gum disease, since pregnancy will likely make the problem worse.”

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Hope you have found this helpful!


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