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Pregnancy and Gingivitis

Pregnancy and gingivitis
Expectant mothers (and women who take some oral contraceptives) experience elevated levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This causes the gums to react differently to the bacteria found in plaque, and in many cases can cause a condition known as “pregnancy gingivitis.” Symptoms include swollen, red gums and bleeding of the gums when you brush. Brush twice a day and floss before you go to bed to help avoid plaque buildup.

At Preston Smiles, dental procedures are performed in our clean, contemporary dental office where patients enjoy amenities including: flat screen televisions with an assortment of DVD movies, blankets, neck pillows and a beverage station with a coffee Bar. We also offer Aroma Harmony in our treatment rooms. Our warm, relaxing atmosphere will make you look and feel relaxed after your visit with us in Dallas.

Good oral health care is vital during your pregnancy. Continue with your regular dental cleaning and check-ups. Remember, the healthier your mouth is, the healthier and happier your pregnancy and baby will be.