In pregnant women, the bacteria can reach the placenta, where the developing baby does not have an immune system capable of fighting off this disease. Signs of gum disease can include red, swollen, tender gums; gums that have receded; bad breath and loose teeth. Dr. Kostirko of Bloor West Smiles dental, recommends that all pregnant women should brush and floss every day and receive at least two thorough dental cleanings during pregnancy in order to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid potential problems.
Please contact Bloor West Smiles Dentistry http://www.bloorwestsmiles.com, a Bloor West Village dental practice serving Etobicoke community for over 20 years, if you are interested in more information about prevention and treatment of gum disease or dental care before, during and after your pregnancy. Bloor West Smiles Dentistry serve patients in the Toronto, Bloor West, High Park, Etobicoke and South Kingsway communities.