Mother’s Day on March 31, Illume is reminding mothers-to-be that it is a vital time
to take extra care of your oral health.
women experience morning sickness and food cravings at some stage of pregnancy.
It’s essential to look after teeth during this time as teeth and gums can
become more susceptible to gum disease.
gingivitis is one oral condition you may experience, which includes red,
swollen and puffy gums that bleed easily. Periodontitis, which is a disease
affecting the deeper gum tissue and bone, may already be present and this can
also be more of a problem in pregnancy.
Rumney, practice owner and clinical director at Illume, explains: “Dental
problems can have a profound impact on the unborn child and there is some
evidence linking untreated periodontitis and low birth weight babies or even
is why it is so important for all pregnant women to make an appointment to see
a dentist as soon as they can,” he added.
would like to use this Mother’s Day to encourage expectant mothers to have
healthy teeth and gums by practising good oral hygiene throughout their
pregnancy. The following principles of oral health should be followed:
twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
regular dental examinations, or Healthy Mouth Reviews, as we call them at
a healthy diet
plenty of tap water
your intake of sugary drinks and food
on healthy food
you would like to make an appointment with one of our dentists, please call us
on 01242 522230.