Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life when many changes take place in the body. Blood flow in your body increases, which can lead to unexpected changes in a woman’s dental health. In fact, even if a woman has never had problems with bleeding, swollen gums she may begin to. These changes may result in the development of pregnancy gingivitis. However, Dr. Dominique Lizzio, Dr. John Cerrato, Dr. George Sheehan of Garden City dentists, know that there are things that can be done to offset this condition and keep your gums and teeth healthy.

Symptoms and Solutions

If you are experiencing bleeding, loose teeth, pain while chewing and swollen gums, you may have pregnancy gingivitis. Although this condition can create a sensitive situation in your mouth, it’s important that you carefully continue to brush and floss to preserve your oral health. There are additional measures that you can take to create relief from some of these symptoms as well. Gargling with sea salt and supplementing with vitamins A and calcium will relieve pain and increase bone strength. However, the Garden City Dental team is just a phone call away if the steps you take at home don’t produce results.

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