Bleeding gums

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by kirbyland1986, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. kirbyland1986

    kirbyland1986 expecting number 2

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    Is anyone else have bleeding guns everytime they do their teeth... And does anyone know how to get them in better condition... Got dentist in 10 mins and not looking forward to it :(
     
  2. Mrs HM

    Mrs HM Well-Known Member

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    I have this though it seems to be worse in the evening! I've no idea how to make it better though so I'd be really interested to hear what your dentist says!
     
  3. Jaysmummy

    Jaysmummy Mum of 3 and WTT

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    I have it too, everything softens in pregnancy including gums.

    I've started using a soft toothbrush and Corsodyl mouthwash and it seems to be helping :flower:

    xx
     
  4. Cazlabump

    Cazlabump Well-Known Member

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    Corsodyl Mouthwash, what my dentist recommended. Helped me out a treat! You can get like the proper corsodyl mouthwash which you can only use a couple of times, i think its stronger stuff, but then they also do a dailys mouthwash which you can use daily to keep on top of the problem xx (i dont recommend the toothpaste tho :/ ) xx
     
  5. kirbyland1986

    kirbyland1986 expecting number 2

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    dentist recommend just floss every day.... when baby here goes back to being in good condition.
     
  6. Mrs HM

    Mrs HM Well-Known Member

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    That's good to know, thank you!
     
  7. kirbyland1986

    kirbyland1986 expecting number 2

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    your welcome :)
     
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    babywhish Well-Known Member

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    I had this last pregnancy and my dentist told me it was important to keep brushing and not to worry about the fact that gums were bleeding because of it. And it did stop as soon as I had had my baby.
     
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    harrybaby Well-Known Member

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    I would deffo recommend flossing, when your gums are soft and bleeding, you become prone to bacteria getting below the gumline - its sore on your gums but will prevent it from continuing after the birth xx
     
  10. no drama mama

    no drama mama Well-Known Member

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    Mine don't bleed so much when I brush as when I floss. Then the taste of blood makes me gag. It's a vicious cycle ;)
     
  11. smileygurl85

    smileygurl85 Well-Known Member

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    Regular brushing and flossing. Also - if your gums are feeling inflamed at all swish with salt-water. That's what my dentist recommended to me.
     
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    erikab922 Well-Known Member

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    SabrinaKat Delighted Mum to Finn

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    I brush twice a day and have bleeding gums -- use regular mint mouthwaste to gargle and it stops the bleeding immediately -- I also floss after every meal (quick, tho) and would recommend not over-flossing as that can make gums very tender.

    best wishes
     
  14. ohiomom

    ohiomom Well-Known Member

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    Oh, mine just started bleeding every time I brush. It drives me nuts, but I was told to continue to brush and floss. I admit, I rarely floss....bad me
     
  15. kirbyland1986

    kirbyland1986 expecting number 2

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    I don't usually floss even though they did tell me to before i was pregnant but never did! but i possible will use those small brushes while i am pregnant then go back to just brushing them
     
  16. kirbyland1986

    kirbyland1986 expecting number 2

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    Ok maybe flossing isnt a good idea my gums bled more than when I just brush them... Still is!
     
  17. Mother Hen

    Mother Hen Well-Known Member

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    I'm having my teeth cleaned every 3 months right now and I haven't had bleeding comes (I did before I was pregnant). My hygienist said to use Corsodyl Daily Defence because it doesn't stain like the other Corsodyl mouthwash.
     
  18. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    My dentist told me to watch out for bleeding gums and that if it gets to bad to go back in to see him. Pregnancy gingivitus is pretty normal--something about the extra hormones makes your gum line more sensitive.

    I also agree with regular flossing to help fight it. You will probably bleed more at first but that should lessen as you continue to floss (I floss once a day and so far it's been working for me--he said my gums look pretty good considering I'm having twins :lol:)
     

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