Q. How should I take care of my teeth when I am pregnant?
A. Taking care of your teeth is not only important for your overall oral health, but also for the health of you and your baby while pregnant. When you’re pregnant, you have raised levels of progesterone and estrogen, which in part, serve to boost circulation. That is good for you and baby! But these raised hormone levels can also cause your gums to be more swollen and bleed more easily, leading some women to reduce their brushing and flossing. To read tips about taking care of your teeth when pregnant, click here.