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Teeth - looking after your teeth during pregnancy

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During pregnancy you may get gums problems - they may become more tender and bleed. Gently brush your gums when you brush your teeth. 

Pregnancy does not cause dental decay. There is no truth in the old wives' tale that 'a tooth is lost with every pregnancy'.

It is possible that poor dental health may be linked to premature birth so keeping your teeth and gums healthy is important.

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Pregnancy, birth and baby website 

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national Australian Government service providing support and information for expecting parents and parents of children, from birth to 5 years of age.

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see your doctor or midwife.


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