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3 Common Oral Health Issues During Pregnancy August 6, 2019

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3 Common Oral Health Issues During Pregnancy, Glastonbury, Connecticut

Pregnancy can be one of the most joyous times in a woman’s life. It also causes many changes to the body, including ones that affect the mouth. That’s why it’s especially important to take good care of your oral health and visit a dentist regularly when you’re expecting. To help you care for your teeth during this period, here’s a guide to some of the ways pregnancy impacts your oral health and what you can do about it.

How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

1. Enamel Wear

Morning sickness is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy and can cause nausea and vomiting. Unfortunately, frequent vomiting can wear down your tooth enamel, making you susceptible to decay. After vomiting, remember to rinse your mouth out with water to remove acidic residue. Wait at least an hour before brushing, as doing so too soon can push the acids deeper into your enamel. 

2. Gum Disease

dentistThe increased hormones your body produces during pregnancy can lead to gum swelling and bleeding. To minimize your risk of developing gum disease, remember to floss every day and use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid irritating your gums. If you notice that your gums are redder or more swollen than usual, see your dentist to rule out gum disease.

3. Bumps on the Gums

Hormonal changes can also cause some women to develop what dentists call “pregnancy tumors” between the teeth. While the name may sound scary, these growths aren’t cancerous. In fact, they usually go away on their own after you give birth and your hormone levels stabilize. However, if these bumps are irritating your gums, your dentist can remove them to help you find relief.


If you’re looking for a reliable dentist in South Glastonbury, CT, turn to Nayaug Family Dental. Dr. Brian Chiffer and his team are dedicated to building lasting relationships with their patients. They provide a wide variety of general and cosmetic dentistry services, including routine cleanings, dentures, teeth whitening, and oral cancer exams. They also offer emergency dental services. Meet their team on their website or call (860) 633-6167 to schedule an appointment.

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