Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I went to the dentist yesterday for the first time in over a year.  When you get so caught up with your fertility doctor, you gradually forget about all other important appointments.

My gums had been starting to look puffy and bled often so I made a call.  From reading different books I was terrified that problems with your teeth could lead to preterm labor.  In general, I have been pretty stress-free about our pregnancy, but this issue worried me since I had noticed some changes with my gums.

The cleaning wasn't too bad, but there was so much blood.  Nothing was uncomfortable, but my gums were very irritated.  The general consensus was that I need to floss more.  Pregnancy hormones along with my complete lack of flossing has made my gums super sensitive!  My new routine: brush teeth, floss, and brush teeth again.

Since cutting caffeine out of my routine again, my teeth look great.  I've even started using baking soda and they appear whiter.  I guess they'll look even better if I keep flossing.  =/

Sorry this was a random and boring post about my teeth.  But to all of my pregnant readers:  Remember to Floss!  And this goes to all of the IF Ladies too; taking all of the added hormones.


  1. Even though I have always been so scared of the dentist, I have tried so hard to take care of my teeth. Smoking for almost twenty years and all the caffeine I drank did not help the cause at all. My dentist told me the other day that there are still visible signs of bone loss due to smoking and I quit almost four years ago. I definitely agree with taking care of your teeth, especially during IF and pregnancy!

  2. I went to the dentist last week and had the same issue with my gums, and I see the dentist religiously every 6 months. I guess it's all the hormones :) I hated all the blood!!

  3. Every six months I go to my dentist. I'm so afraid of ending up with heart disease from not taking care of my teeth and gums.


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