Gum disease ‘should not be ignored’
Gum problems are common during pregnancy and emergency dentistry should be considered if they persist, according to one publication.
Experts at WorlDental described how problems such as tenderness and bleeding are symptoms of the condition.
Expectant mothers may find their gums become sore and swell, the news provider explained, although this should pass once the baby is born.
It stated: “Approximately half of all of the pregnant women will develop gingivitis or swelling of the gums during their pregnancy.”
Individuals are likely to notice these issues from the second month of their pregnancy onwards, the information source noted, adding that if people experience troubles, they must see a dentist to check all is fine.
Bacteria associated with the condition could potentially harm the unborn baby and therefore it is important to monitor oral health, it advised.
It was recently stated by My Joy Online that brushing teeth twice a day is vital for children as the enamel on milk teeth is less dense than in adult teeth.