In Australia, many mums-to-be believe that it is not safe to see the dentist. A 2016 survey by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) reveals that 53 per cent of women across the country are neglecting their oral health during pregnancy.
During pregnancy, rapid and multiple hormone changes can increase the risk of inflammation and bleeding in gums. All of these make expectant mothers more prone to developing gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss.
In the aforementioned survey, it was stated that 38 per cent of pregnant women have experienced bleeding gums as well as tooth sensitivity—all of which are symptoms […]