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Jun 2

Pregnant or Know Someone Who Is?? Read this…..

During pregnancy, higher progesterone levels may make your gums react more to the bacteria in plaque. More blood is flowing to all of your tissues, including those in your mouth! These changes can result in sensitive and bleeding gums. KEEP UP THE FLOSSING! Extremely poor dental hygiene has been linked to preterm labor, says Margaret Pfeifer a OBGYN at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Although there is no concrete data as to why, one theory is that the bacteria from severe gingivitis can enter the bloodstream and then the placenta or amniotic fluid causing inflammation and a chain of events leading to premature labor. Continue to see your dentist for routine cleanings during your pregnancy as once the baby comes you may not have a lot of “free time”!