ORAL AND DENTAL HEALTH DURING PREGNANCY
Oral and Dental Health Before Pregnancy
The sudden increase in hormone levels increases the tendency for gingivitis. If the plaque accumulated on the teeth and gums cannot be cleaned sufficiently, gingivitis (swelling, bleeding, redness in the gums) and pregnancy tumor in the gum can easily develop.
Pregnant women who have not been treated before pregnancy have serious gum disease, on the other hand, there is a risk of premature birth or having a low birth weight baby. For this reason, it is important to have a good oral hygiene routine before pregnancy and to have gum treatments.
Vomiting, especially seen in the early stages of pregnancy, can create an acidic environment in the mouth, causing tooth erosion, sensitivity and decay.
Brushing the teeth immediately following vomiting may increase the erosion on the tooth surface. Therefore, after vomiting, the mouth should be rinsed with plenty of water and the teeth should be brushed after half an hour.