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So, THAT’s Why Your Gums Bleed During Pregnancy

So, THAT’s Why Your Gums Bleed During Pregnancy

[ad_1] Pregnancy comes with a whole lot of changes to your body, some that are fairly common and others that are quite rare. When you’re pregnant you’re entitled to free dental care under the NHS, and it’s fairly common for pregnant people often experience bleeding gums — but they may not know the science and reasons why. It turns out that bleeding gums in pregnancy is actually caused by a mild form of gingivitis – commonly referred to as ‘pregnancy gingivitis’. What exactly is ‘pregnancy gingivitis’? Dr Sam Jethwa of Bespoke Smile explains why this is the case saying: “The health of our gums is often overlooked, but is incredibly important for our overall health as well as our oral health. “Gingivitis is the term used for gum disease when it is in its early stages, and is very common to see in pregnant women. Symptoms of gingivitis include bleeding gums (more likely to bleed when brushing or flossing), and swollen gums that may also be sore. “If not treated, gingivitis can eventually lead to …