What Is Pregnancy Gingivitis?

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Were you aware that pregnant women are perhaps more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth breakdown? Luckily, with a small amount of aid from our team, you can keep your mouth clean even during pregnancy. Here’s a tiny bit of information on gingivitis and why it occurs in pregnant women so often; we really hope that you enjoy it and that it helps you during this special time!

Gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums also called periodontal disease, is a common occurrence, even outside of pregnancy; we treat gingivitis on a daily (if not hourly) basis. Women having children commonly experience gingivitis, also known as “pregnancy gingivitis,” since they are eating more food than usual, leaving extra leftovers on their gums and allowing bacteria additional chances to develop plaque, tartar and an eventual infection of the gums. If Dr. Sarah Frye sees you’re experiencing pregnancy gingivitis, they’ll probably recommend additional or more frequent cleanings to help you to battle the gingivitis. With our aid, you’ll be able to keep your pearly whites healthy, helping your baby grow stronger.

At Frye Dental Care, Dr. Sarah Frye and their Lexington, North Carolina, staff are eager to assist you, so set up your next visit by calling 336.248.5057. Dr. Sarah Frye and the Frye Dental Care staff have worked in the industry for a long time, and their knowledge can help you.