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Symptoms of Pregnancy Gingivitis

Symptoms of Pregnancy Gingivitis

Have you noticed your gums becoming a little tender since you’ve become pregnant? Have you experienced a little bleeding when brushing or eating? You may have Pregnancy Gingivitis.

Bleeding gums, an early sign of gum disease, are caused by a build up of plaque bacteria on your teeth. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can make your gums more vulnerable to plaque, leading to inflammation and bleeding. This is something referred to as pregnancy gingivitis which between 50% and 70% of women will develop at some time during their pregnancy.

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What are the symptoms of Pregnancy Gingivitis?

  • Redder looking gums
  • Gums that bleed on brushing or biting hard foods such as apples
  • Swollen gums
  • Tenderness of the gum tissue

How can I prevent Pregnancy Gingivitis?

  • Brushing twice a day for 2 minutes
  • Floss daily
  • Visit your dentist regularly
  • Use Corsodyl Daily mouthwash

How can I treat Pregnancy Gingivitis?

In addition to removing plaque from your teeth and gums, your dental professional may recommend that you use specific oral care products to help treat or manage gingivitis. Medicinal mouthwashes that contain the ingredient chlorhexidine digluconate are clinically proven to be effective in reducing plaque and treating gum disease. 

We recommend:

For Treatment:

Corsodyl® Treatment Mouthwash
Corsodyl 0.2% w/v mint/aniseed mouthwash contains chlorhexidine digluconate. The antibacterial action of the formulation means it can attack and kill the plaque bacteria that cause gum disease. The chlorhexidine forms a coating on your teeth, like a protective barrier, which lasts for up to 12 hours to help prevent plaque developing and causing further damage.

Corsodyl® Toothpaste
It is proven to help stop bleeding gums and reduce plaque. It has a unique taste provided by the mineral salts and herbal extracts, so use for at least two weeks to adapt to its unique flavour.

To Help Keep Gums Healthy:

Corsodyl® Daily Mouthwash
It is alcohol free and has a dual action formula. It contains fluoride to strengthen teeth and prevent decay and 0.06% chlorhexidine digluconate to help keep gums healthy. Corsodyl® Daily Mouthwash also helps reduce bad breath-causing bacteria and has a pleasant minty taste.

Corsodyl 0.2% w/v mint/aniseed mouthwash contains chlorhexidine digluconate. Always read the label/leaflet.

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