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Oral health advice for pregnacies

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on June 16, 2014

How can I maintain oral health while pregnant?

During pregnancy, the hormones can cause a heightened or increased response to plaque – for example, a small amount of plaque which would not normally cause the gums to become inflamed, can cause an increased amount of inflammation or gingivitis during pregnancy. It may be advisable to use an electric or sonic tooth brush which can make the brushing easier and more thorough. It is important to maintain flossing the teeth. The gums may be further cleaned by the use of a Waterpik or Sonic Airfloss. It is vital that you see your dentist for regular check-ups throughout the pregnancy.

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