During Pregnancy

Sudden increase in hormone levels increases tendency to gingival inflammation. If the plaque accumulating on the teeth and gums cannot be cleaned sufficiently, gingival inflammation (swelling, bleeding, redness of the gums), pregnancy tumor in the gingiva can develop easily.

Pregnant women with severe gingival conditions that were not treated before pregnancy are at risk of preterm delivery or having a low-birth-weight baby. For this reason, it is important to have a good oral hygiene routine before pregnancy and to have gingival treatments done.

Vomiting, especially in the early stages of pregnancy, can create an acidic environment in the mouth and cause tooth erosion, sensitivity and caries.

In particular, brushing the teeth immediately after vomiting can increase the wear on the tooth surface. Therefore, after vomiting, the mouth should be rinsed with plenty of water and the teeth should be brushed after half an hour.