Posts Tagged ‘ bleeding gums ’

Concerns for Pregnancy

Your mouth can be affected by the hormonal changes you will experience during pregnancy.  For example, some women develop a condition known as pregnancy gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums that can cause swelling and tenderness.  Your gums also may bleed a little when you brush or floss.  Left untreated, gingivitis can lead to more […]

Vitamin C

Gum disease prevention is closely linked to vitamin C.  Vitamin C is required for the development of collagen, the ground substance between our cells that gives tissues their integrity, and our gums are fragile tissues to begin with, so they need lots of collagen.  Our gums are exposed to an array of nasty bacteria.  Infection […]