Question by  dialfoust (220)

Why do my gums bleed when I'm pregnant?


Answer by  smithjen1498 (192)

During pregnancy you have higher levels of progesterone, this can make your gums more sensitive to the bacteria in plaque. This is called pregnancy gingivitis.


Answer by  localgirl808 (405)

You probably have gingivitis. Many doctors think that certain pregnancy hormones (specifically, progesterone) are responsible for the swelling, tenderness, and bleeding of the gums that many women develop during pregnancy.


Answer by  rain7420 (152)

Your gums may bleed during pregnancy due to higher progesterone levels and an increased blood supply to your mouth. This will make your gums susceptible to bacteria contained in plaque.


Answer by  wkintg01 (50)

While pregnant you experience hormonal changes which can affect your oral health. Increased blood flow during pregnancy can cause gums to swell and bleed, especially during flossing and brushing.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

Gums do not just bleed when you are pregnant, you have gum disease you should see your dentist it is free while you are pregnant.Flossing is the answer.

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