Q:

Hey all the read somewhere that one should nt have bleeding gums as it caused premature babies.. Still birth etc... It was quit scary whn I read..
I always had sensitive gums hence brushing hard is a no no for me...
During my first trimester I hd a pain in my tooth but dentist said all OK no need to wry...
Every morning whn I brush my toothbrush becomes red.. It doesn't bleed Frm one gum but random.
Do I need to wry?



Sonali Shivlani

During pregnancy the hormone relaxin tends to make your gums relax which leads to the build up of plaque and tartar which can cause gum disease. Gum disease can cause pre term contractions. Hence it is suggested that all pregnant women should have a dental check up and clean up in the second trimester. Gums becoming spongy and sensitive are normal during pregnancy but this added precaution can be taken.

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