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Why did my dentist say my teeth and gums looked great when I was pregnant?

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Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pregnancy gingivitis

Sometimes the gums may be more likely to bleed during pregnancy (pregnancy gingivitis) so your dentist was probably saying that your gums looked great considering that you were pregnant.

In brief: Pregnancy gingivitis

Sometimes the gums may be more likely to bleed during pregnancy (pregnancy gingivitis) so your dentist was probably saying that your gums looked great considering that you were pregnant.
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dr. Stanley Lin
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Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Dentition & pregnant

Pregnancy can accelerate dental decay and gum disease.
Gums are more friable and bleed easier while pregnant. Poor periodontal health in pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of preterm labor. Therefore important to maintain good dental health when pregnant.

In brief: Dentition & pregnant

Pregnancy can accelerate dental decay and gum disease.
Gums are more friable and bleed easier while pregnant. Poor periodontal health in pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of preterm labor. Therefore important to maintain good dental health when pregnant.
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
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