Pregnancy can cause numerous emotional and physical changes, even in your mouth.
The American Dental Association mentions these changes that can occur during pregnancy:
- Inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis. This can cause bleeding of the gums while you brush or floss.
- An increased risk of cavities from eating more carbohydrates, or from morning sickness that can wear away tooth enamel.
- Formation of noncancerous, swollen areas between the teeth, commonly called pregnancy tumors.