Pregnancy is an amazing season for a woman. As her body changes many different things take place within her body. Her hormones are in constant motion and the blood flow within the body increases. These changes often have an impact on other parts of the body. In fact, the increased blood flow in the body can often develop into pregnancy gingivitis. Dr. Mark Caceres understands the unique changes that take place during pregnancy and how they can impact oral health.
The Symptoms of Pregnancy Gingivitis
Pregnancy gingivitis is distinguished by swollen and bleeding gums as well as loose teeth. The increase in blood flow can create this type of climate in the mouth. It should also be noted that chronic disorders like diabetes and habits like smoking will actually make the symptoms of pregnancy gingivitis worse.
Fortunately, the Marietta, GA dental team knows several measures can be taken to create relief and improve dental health in the comfort of your own home. In addition to the recommended gentle brushing and flossing, supplementing with calcium and vitamin A helps to build strong healthy teeth, and gargling with warm salt water disinfects and soothes the gums. Although pregnancy gingivitis is usually temporary, there are still measures that should be taken to ensure that the disorder doesn’t become progressive. If the symptoms are persistent, don’t be afraid to stop by Dr. Caceres and team’s office for a checkup in case you may need antibiotics or other prescription treatments to help your gums get back in shape.