Sensitive Teeth

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patty - January 3

are sensitive teeth a sign of pregnancy? thanks.

 

Grandpa Viv - January 3

This is not usually an early sign, but good oral hygiene is important. If you have not had your teeth cleaned by a dentist in a while, you should have it done now. There have been studies linking inflamed gums and premature birth. I copy form ivillage.co.uk (the URL is too long to post here) "It is common to have dental problems a__sociated with pregnancy. Pregnancy gingivitis is probably the most prevalent. With this condition, the gums are usually red and swollen. They can also bleed easily and become very sore or sensitive. This increased gingival inflammation is usually first seen around the second month of pregnancy and reaches its maximum about the eighth month. During the second month of gestation, there is an increased level of circulating progesterone and oestrogen. These hormone levels rise during the eighth month. The usual decrease in inflammation in the ninth month follows a decrease in the level of these hormones. Thus there seems to be a direct correlation between the levels of progesterone and oestrogen and the level of gingival inflammation. "

 

patty - January 3

Thanks for the advice.

 

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