Here are the top 3 reasons why pregnant women may experience sensitive teeth:
Pregnant women are more susceptible to sore, bleeding, and infected gums…also known as “pregnancy gingivitis”. This is due to the changes in hormone levels, which promotes an inflammatory response. This also increases the risk of developing periodontal disease, and even pre-term labour.
Increased Blood Flow
Pregnant women have increased blood flow in their body to support themselves and their babies. The extra blood flow can lead to swollen and sensitive gums that may become very tender to the touch. This can result in being more sensitive to hot and cold foods.
It goes without saying that a woman’s hormones are all over the place when they are carrying a baby. Surprisingly, this affects how their body responds to bacteria, and can again put them at risk for periodontal infection, sore teeth, and gums.
It is crucial to maintain top notch dental health when pregnant to protect both the mother and her baby.
If you are pregnant and something feels off, uncomfortable, or abnormal, be sure to book an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible.
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