Teeth and pregnancy: what precautions?

Teeth and pregnancy: what precautions?



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During the second trimester of pregnancy, a visit to the dentist is strongly recommended to check that you have neither cavities nor infectious risks and that you have good reflexes as regards the oral hygiene. Before making an appointment, and if you test your knowledge with our quiz?

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Gums are more fragile during pregnancy

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Pregnant, hormonal balance is upset and weakened tissues, gums are more sensitive. Gingivitis is also common during these nine months. Under the effect of hormones, the blood flows more quickly to the gums, causing swelling and inflammation. It is not the pregnancy itself that causes gingivitis, but poor hygiene that leaves plaque to settle. That's why good dental hygiene is essential during these nine months.

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