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Pregnant women ‘should take care to avoid emergency dentistry’


Pregnant women may need to work harder to prevent emergency dentistry.Women who are pregnant need to pay particular attention to their oral health regime in order to avoid emergency dentistry.

This is according to a new article published in the healthcare journal General Dentistry, which warned that some conditions could be more prevalent among expectant mothers.

Lead author Crystal McIntosh explained that swollen gums, small cysts in the mouth and gingivitis can all occur during pregnancy.

In fact, some women can experience 100 per cent more gingivitis on average than is the case among females who are not pregnant.

However, Ms McIntosh said those planning a family should not be too worried and should simply try to be a little more diligent with brushing and flossing.

"It typically disappears three to six months after delivery provided that proper oral hygiene measures are implemented," she added.

The Cosmetic Dentistry Guide also states that women should not believe the myth that mothers lose a tooth for every child, providing they brush and floss regularly.

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