Dental Care in Pregnancy
Written by Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD
Dental Care in pregnancy is very important. The high levels of progesterone and estrogen in the body at this time increases the blood flow throughout the body, including the gums. This can lead to softening of the gums increasing the susceptibility to tooth and gum infection.
Dental Problems during Pregnancy
The increased blood supply to the gums can cause them to swell up and bleed. It also makes the gums more vulnerable to bacteria in the mouth leading to infections.
Risks of Dental Infections
Tooth Myths During Pregnancy
But if you are still fearful about the effects of mercury in the fillings, you can ask your dentist for composite fillings. If you already have mercury fillings, it is not necessary to take them out.
Tooth Care in Pregnancy
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