During pregnancy, women may experience hormonal changes that impact their oral health. These changes can lead to gingivitis, cavities, and gingival growth. Increased vomiting from morning sickness can contribute to the erosion of tooth enamel.
It is recommended that women have more regular teeth cleanings while pregnant to combat gingivitis (gum disease). Fortunately, many plans now allow extra cleanings while pregnant. This is particularly important because studies show that gum disease is connected to pre-term births, low birthweight babies, and the development of pre-eclampsia.