Bleeding gums

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Sousou, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Sousou

    Sousou Well-Known Member

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    Quick question ladies if anyone could help me. I am 11 +5 weeks and recently noticed that when I brush my teeth my gums bleed. I know some of my prego friends had major problems with teeth while expecting so I guess my question is is there anything I could do, change toothpaste maybe etc, to stop the bleeding.

    Thanks for your help ladies :)
     
  2. Elmo1

    Elmo1 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sousou,
    Bleeding gums is perfectly normal particularly during early pregnancy although it can continue throughout. You should get yourself a soft bristle toothbrush & be careful not to brush too hard, there really is no need. Try limiting the number of times you brush your teeth to twice a day (I'm a demon for more at the mo to get rid of bad taste) , use a sugar free chewing gum after you eat to help.

    It will go eventually but shouldn't cause you any major problems
    GL
     
  3. NickyNack

    NickyNack Mum of 3 girls, soon 4!!

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    My dentist gave me corsodal (sp?) mouthwash last year when I was pregnant, and a prescription for special toothpaste, I had quite bad gums though
     
  4. Sousou

    Sousou Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot ladies x
     

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