Before pregnancy and childbirth
After one gets married with blessings from others, one naturally thinks of
pregnancy and childbirth. There may be not a few people who think they
don't need any more dental visits for the time being as they already
received treatment before marriage.
But when they don't keep taking care of their teeth properly even after
treatment, they are likely to have tooth decay or gum troubles. Especially
during the pregnancy, disrupted balance of hormone makes a pregnant woman
vulnerable to gingivitis and dental cavities. Because of morning
sickness at the early stage of pregnancy, she tends to neglect proper
brushing and abandons the poor hygienic mouth.
During pregnancy it is desirable to brush more thoroughly than before.
Most pregnancy gingivitis appears at the start of pregnancy, naturally
heals and disappears after the childbirth. It is hard to pinpoint what
causes such disease but some say it's related to endocrine hormones like
the increase of estrogen (hormones) and others say it's from a poor
hygienic mouth due to morning sickness during the pregnancy.
Whatever the cause is, the best dental care for pregnancy gingivitis is to
clean the mouth by brushing and to remove dental plaque or dental
Tooth decay during pregnancy
A poor hygienic mouth due to morning sickness is considered to be the
first cause of tooth decay. In addition, an acidified mouth caused by the
change of hormones and ph in the saliva or the lack of vitamins are also
So it is also important to keep the mouth clean as in the case of
After the intake of sweet foods or snacks, brushing is necessary.
A pregnancy tumor sometimes shows up when unbalanced endocrine hormones
during pregnancy bring about an unusual proliferation of some part of the
gums, which grows into a tumor-like mass. It usually appears in upper or
lower front teeth (incisors) and tends to appear in the same place over
Even for the benign disease that doesn't require too much concern, getting
professional advice is desirable.
Besides this, during pregnancy, a variety of changes come up in one's
Therefore it is worthwhile to note that stepped-up oral hygiene and
leading a regular life are as important concerns as the baby in your body.