Does Pregnancy Affect Teeth and Gums?

The hormone changes during pregnancy can affect your gums and teeth. It is vitally important that you have your gums checked regularly when you are pregnant as it has been proven that there is a link between untreated gum disease and low birth weight babies. This is because bacteria from your mouth can enter your bloodstream through bleeding gums and have an effect on the developing foetus.

In addition, many people find their diet alters during pregnancy and this can leave them more at risk of tooth decay. If you are pregnant, or planning on becoming pregnant, please visit your dentist and hygienist to be sure you have the right preventive strategy in place for you.

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Last updated August 16th, 2016