The hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy also affect the sensitivity and health of women’s gums. In fact, 70% of pregnant women develop gingivitis, or inflammation of the gum tissue. This is a serious oral health concern because failure to treat gingivitis can lead to more serious dental issues including infection and advanced periodontal disease.
This video answers some of the most common questions that pregnant women have regarding their oral health and visiting the dentist. During pregnancy, it is especially important for women to practice thorough oral hygiene habits including brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash. Not only can this help decrease the chances of developing gingivitis, but also protect the health of the developing baby.
Learn more about maintaining your oral health during pregnancy by visiting the office of Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. You can schedule an appointment at our Manhattan dental office by calling (212) 661-9777.