Pregnancy gingivitis and dental hygiene
Pregnancy Gingivitis is caused by P gingivalis (as well as other bacteria), a type of bacterium that thrives in the presence of hormones.
Bleeding gums during pregnancy isn't because we are increasing our blood volume: it's because our immune system (aka inflammatory response) reacts to the presence of this type of bacterium.
Gingivitis not only effects our health but our babies health too. It can lead to preterm and low term birth weights.
It's so vital to take care of ourselves during this significant time period, including our dental health.
As dental hygiene providers, we treat Pregnancy Gingivitis so come see us at Polished Dental Hygiene!