Health Tip: Pregnancy Affects Dental Health

(HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy can cause numerous emotional and physical changes, even in your mouth.

The American Dental Association mentions these changes that can occur during pregnancy:

  • Inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis. This can cause bleeding of the gums while you brush or floss.
  • An increased risk of cavities from eating more carbohydrates, or from morning sickness that can wear away tooth enamel.
  • Formation of noncancerous, swollen areas between the teeth, commonly called pregnancy tumors.

-- Diana Kohnle

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