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Emergency dentistry news: Gingivitis ‘is common in pregnant women’


Emergency dentistry news: Gingivitis 'is common in pregnant women'People hoping to prevent emergency dentistry could be interested to hear that gingivitis is a common condition in women who have recently given birth.

Inflammation to the gums caused by hormones and an increase in blood volume is fairly common during pregnancy, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The condition, which affects around 50 per cent of pregnant women, usually clears up after childbirth.

However, life coach Sara Stanner advised women to seek treatment from a dental professional if the symptoms continue to reduce the risk of more serious issues.

Women suffering from the condition are urged to consume high levels of vitamins C and D, while avoiding starchy and sugary products.

According to Web MD, signs of gum inflammation usually emerge between the second and eight months of pregnancy, with many women experiencing bleeding gums.

The health website advises women to ensure they maintain effective oral routines throughout their gestation in a bid to combat the disease. ADNFCR-2621-ID-800564476-ADNFCR

Could emergency dentistry prevention also stop premature birth?


Could emergency dentistry prevention also stop premature birth?A study has found the pregnant women who use emergency dentistry prevention could also help to avoid a premature birth.

The study, which was carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, found that using mouthwash can help to ensure a woman will go full term on her pregnancy.

Those at high risk of going into early labour were found to reduce the chances by two-thirds if they used an antibacterial mouthwash on a regular basis.

Children born to women who used mouthwash were found to be heavier than those belonging to the ladies who did not.

Pregnant women are prone to developing gum disease as a result of hormonal changes taking place within their bodies.

The use of mouthwash was recommended by the British Dental Health Foundation as part of general oral heath, as it will help to dislodge food debris in addition to freshening breath.

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.

Taking calcium while pregnant ‘could reduce child’s need for emergency dentistry’


The need for emergency dentistry among chilren could be reduced by taking calcium while pregnant. Mothers-to-be who take calcium supplements could reduce the likelihood of their child needing emergency dentistry in the future.

This is the conclusion of a new study in Argentina, which followed 195 children from before their birth until they were 12 years old, Made for Mums reports.

Their mothers were either picked to take a calcium supplement or a placebo during their pregnancy.

It was found that the calcium group’s children had a 27 per cent reduction in their chance of needing emergency dentistry for decayed teeth later in life.

D r Luz Gibbons of the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy said: “Teeth mineralisation starts during foetal life and this could be a kind of positive foetal programming that carries on through life.”

Last month, a three-year study looking into the benefits and pitfalls of pit and fissure sealants and fluoride varnish for tooth decay was launched by Cardiff University, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Community Dental Service and Swansea University.

Gum disease ‘should not be ignored’


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.ADNFCR-2621-ID-19896302-ADNFCR

Mothers ‘warned over dental health issues’


Dental health should be a key concern for pregnant women.

Women who are pregnant could be at a greater risk of miscarriage if they have poor oral health, it has been claimed.

Beverley Beech, honorary chair of the Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services, said untreated gum disease could be one of the reasons women give birth prematurely and to ensure this is not the case, women are advised to fastidiously keep their oral health high.

She commented: “It is not made very clear in any of the leaflets that are out. The dentists know that, but it doesn’t get through to the obstetricians, midwives and those involved in other areas of healthcare.”

According to the British Dental Health Foundation, due to hormone changes during pregnancy, some women may notice that their gums become inflamed or bleed.

The organisation noted that in order to tackle this problem, prospective mums should ensure they keep a high level of oral hygiene and this could mean regular trips to the oral hygienists.

Acupuncture ‘could help reduce pain’


dental acupunctureTooth pain could be reduced with acupuncture.

Anyone feeling pain after a cosmetic dentistry procedure may be able to reduce their discomfort through acupuncture, it has been claimed.

Dr Mike Cummings, medical director at the British Medical Acupuncture Society, said because of the localised effects of acupuncture, the treatment could be an effective method of pain relief for those who are feeling down.

He commented: “Acupuncture also has effects on sensory nerves in the spinal cord – called segmental effects – and in nerve endings around the area stimulated, called local effects.”

Dr Cummings added that the treatment could also be perfect for women after pregnancy, as it has been found to lift the mood and help with depression.

According to research carried out scientists at the University of York and the University of Hull, acupuncture could have a significant effect on specific nerve structures, resulting in a sensation called deqi.

Analysis showed this switches off areas within the brain that are associated with the processing of pain.

Oral bacteria ‘could be damaging to unborn babies’


Pregnant women should rememer to maintain good oral health.

Pregnant women have been urged to ensure they maintain a good standard of oral health during the pregnancy after it emerged that bacteria from the mouth could play a part in premature births. oral bacteria

Researchers at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, noted a link between premature birth and gum disease and therefore urged all women to ensure they brush regularly, floss and use mouthwash.

The report noted: “Pregnant women who do not visit dentists, or maintain oral health and allow oral bacteria to go unchecked are under the risk of having pre-term babies or babies with low birth weight.”

Elsewhere, John E Peterson recently wrote in a blog for the Emporia Gazette that the mouth contains more than 700 different kinds of bacteria and left unchecked these can multiply – especially in areas where brushing cannot reach – and cause tooth decay.

Therefore, it is important for Brits to floss regularly in order to get into areas which brushing alone cannot reach.

Dentistry ‘helps stop a range of illnesses’


Dentists attending a symposium hosted by the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics in Scottsdale, Arizona, have been told how they could help patients tackle a range of illnesses, not just those to do with the mouth.

The organisation claimed good oral health could help reduce the likelihood of an individual having heart attacks, strokes, problems with pregnancy, diabetes, kidney diseases, Alzheimer’s and many cancers.

Dr Rick Coker, board member at the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, said: "Dentistry is not simply about filling cavities and creating new smiles – it is about saving lives."

Elsewhere, US dentist Dr Corey Snow recently noted having good oral health often signifies that a person will be more healthy overall.

He stated up to 400 different types of bacteria can thrive in the mouth and therefore it is important to brush regularly to keep these microbes in check.

Gum disease ‘could lead to premature birth’


Gum disease in pregnant women could lead to premature childbirth, the Journal of Periodontology has claimed.

According to the Jakarta Post, obstetrician Boy Abidin claimed women in the late stage of pregnancy who suffer from gum disease are more likely to suffer premature birth.

However, many women do not feel they can have treatment for the problem as it could affect their baby.

He commented: "It is true that dentists must be more careful treating pregnant women. And pregnant women must be given smaller doses of medicine than normal."

Elsewhere, MC Ortega recently wrote in her blog for Empowher that gum disease often strikes those in their 40s and it can be a sign of poor oral health.

The blogger noted the symptoms of gum disease can include hypersensitivity, the roots of the tooth being exposed and visible, the tooth feeling notched at the gum line, a change in the tooth’s colour and cavities below the gum line.

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