During pregnancy it is important to practice healthy habits because you are now living for two. Your lifestyle and everyday activities will have a significant impact on your new born child. Therefore, it is very important that you maintain proper hygiene and stay healthy. One habit that is very important to practice is having good oral hygiene. It may sound the least important, but surprisingly having good oral hygiene during pregnancy is beneficial to your child. Research has revealed that having oral health problems during pregnancy can affect your baby’s well-being.
During pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone increases, which boost the circulation of estrogen. These can cause red, swollen or bleeding gums and increase the likelihood of plaque buildup. If you do not brush or floss regularly, you could develop gingivitis or periodontal disease (a more severe kind of gum disease). According to a study, women with periodontal disease are more prone to deliver their babies prematurely.
Here are some ways to keep your teeth healthy during pregnancy:
Take care of those pearly whites while you are pregnant, not only for you but for your baby too!
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