Sore and bleeding gums is due to the increase in osetrogen during pregnancy, making them spongy, more likely to bleed and susceptible to gingivitis. This can give rise to having sire gums and other dental problems, and explains the old wives' tale that you "lose a tooth for every pregnancy".
However, to avoid bleeding gums in pregnancy make an appointment to seek dental treatment. This service is provided FREE by the NHS to every pregnant woman and for one year after the birth and is well worth taking advantage of.
It does pay to take extra care of your teeth and particularly of your gums during pregnancy. Visit your dentist or an oral hygienist, whose individual and specific advice is well worth following.
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