The human body goes through numerous changes during pregnancy due to changing and shifting hormones. As estrogen and progesterone increase so do symptoms like vomiting and nausea. These hormonal changes can also make you experience a greater increase in risk for dental plaque. This buildup of plaque can be the main cause of bleeding gums and inflammation, a condition we know as pregnancy gingivitis. The CDC states that this condition affects 60 to 75 percent of pregnant women. You hear an abundance of health care information about morning sickness, weight gain, ankles swelling, and strange food cravings, but bleeding and swollen gums and pregnancy sensitive teeth and toothaches aren't popular topics, even though they can affect a large percentage of pregnant women.
If being pregnant wasn't challenging enough, it has become increasingly difficult during this season of quarantine for the Covid-19 virus. It has changed everything in our world, including dental treatment, due to the fact that most dental offices have been closed during the pandemic. How do you continue the right at-home dental care and face these dental challenges when you can't get out to see your Dentist? You can start by identifying foods and drinks that increase your sensitivity or pain. Some pregnant women find that sensitivity increases when they eat hot foods or drink hot beverages, where other women have developed sensitivity to cold drinks or cold foods. Mouthwashes containing alcohol could also increase your sensitivity or pain. Some dentists recommend a salt water mouth rinse with warm water. This could potentially offer some relief from swelling and inflammation. Another solution you can try is to apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek to relieve any pain you may have from inflammation. Ask your doctor or dentist whether it’s safe to take an over-the-counter tooth antiseptic containing benzocaine or pain reliever like acetaminophen (Tylenol), that is usually the preferred over the counter drug for pregnant women. All your professional dental needs: dental work, dental x-rays, and any dental treatment can be discussed with your Dentist once restrictions are lifted and dental offices are able to return back to a normal schedule.
This toothbrush is round! That means the bristles on this toothbrush clean everywhere and in every direction. That's why we call it "The Can't-Miss Toothbrush." By using it, you literally can't miss! The brush is designed with over 18,000 extra-soft, microfiber bristles that brush, massage, and clean your mouth better than a plain flat toothbrush. The round brush head design removes 2x more plaque while cleaning the teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. It's amazing, you can brush top and bottom teeth at the same time, saving precious time. And these are soft bristles, designed specifically for an expectant mom's tender and bleeding gums, which we know become more sensitive during pregnancy. This special toothbrush was created to support sensitive teeth, toothache in pregnancy and all the dental health issues that can occur for expectant moms. Pregnancy causes an increase in progesterone levels in your body which can make it easier for some bacteria to grow that can cause gingivitis. This can make your gum tissues more sensitive to plaque that forms. This toothbrush was created to provide healthier dental care for pregnant women's sensitive teeth and gums. Designed with extra-soft bristles for gentle, yet effective brushing for expectant moms under these special circumstances. Good dental health is an important part of prenatal and postnatal care. We want to bring the dental care women need and deserve with much less discomfort while brushing during pregnancy.
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