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Pregnancy Complications due to Gum Disease

Pregnancy Complications due to Gum DiseaseMany things can affect the health of a developing fetus, including alcohol, tobacco and drug use during pregnancy. Pregnant women often begin carefully managing their diet and lifestyle from the very moment they discover they are pregnant, but one risk factor of which they may remain unaware is gum disease. Recent research has linked periodontal disease with adverse pregnancy outcomes. If you are pregnant, these studies reveal that regular dental care and good dental hygiene may be essential not just to your oral health but also to the health of your baby.

Although it is not entirely clear exactly how much of a risk periodontal disease may have on pregnancy, the research suggests that untreated periodontal disease may be linked with an increased risk of miscarriage, preterm birth and low birth weight. A periodontal screening and appropriate periodontal treatment for pregnant women can help reduce these risks.

Periodontal disease is highly preventable with good oral hygiene and routine dental care. Teeth should be brushed at least two times every day or after meals and flossed once a day. Our dentist may also suggest an antimicrobial mouthwash as well if you already have symptoms of gum disease. If morning sickness is a problem, the mouth should be rinsed rather than brushed after vomiting to avoid damaging the delicate enamel.

Any symptoms of gum disease, including red or swollen gums, receding gums, or gums that bleed when teeth are brushed or flossed, should be mentioned to our West Hollywood dentist at your next dental checkup.

 

 

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