Expectant mothers will be aware that their good health during pregnancy is of vital importance. During pregnancy, your body constantly changes to accommodate your baby’s needs. But did you know that your teeth and gums are affected by your pregnancy too?

Up to half of all pregnant women experience pregnancy gingivitis, symptoms of which include swelling, bleeding, redness or tenderness of the gums. This condition may then develop into periodontal disease. It also can affect your baby‘s health, or even result in a preterm or low birth-weight baby.