Taking care of your teeth and visiting your dental hygienist may be the last thing on your mind when you are pregnant, but in fact this is an area that you should pay attention to as healthy gums are very important during this period of your life.
There are many factors which can upset your natural balance during pregnancy. If you are unlucky enough to suffer from morning sickness at any stage of your pregnancy then this can have an effect on your teeth, so you should make sure that you brush your teeth often and well to keep your oral hygiene up.
The hormonal changes too in your body at this time can make you more prone to things such as gingivitis, which can cause painful swollen gums and even lead to complications. (more...)