23 weeks pregnant mother

Question: My gums are swelling and bleeding give me some tips pls

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Answer: Some women get swollen and sore gums, which may bleed, in pregnancy. Bleeding gums are caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make your gums more vulnerable to plaque, leading to inflammation and bleeding. This is also called pregnancy gingivitis or gum disease. Being a dentist IL suggest you to follow good oral hygiene tips and regularly do oral warm saline rinses And Clean your teeth carefully twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste – ask your dentist to show you a good brushing method to remove all the plaque. Brushing is best with a small-headed toothbrush with soft filaments – make sure it's comfortable to hold. Avoid having sugary drinks (such as fizzy drinks or sweet tea) and sugary foods too often – try to keep them to meal times. If you're hungry between meals, snack on vegetables and avoid sugary or acidic foods 
Answer: It is also called gestational gingivitis. Bleeding bleeding gums and swelling are very normal in pregnancy and it is not harmful for you and your baby if you practice good oral hygiene. To take care of this  Brush thrice daily most preferably after every meal using v soft bristle brush with flouridated toothpaste. Use floss very gently. Use alcohol free mouthwash Also schedule an appointment with your dentist or periodontist for the checkup and if cleaning required then you should get it done in second trimester.
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    Shalini Rajesh610 days ago

    Thanks ji

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