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BABY TEETH

Preg­nancy and con­tra­cep­tion can af­fect your teeth and it’s all down to hor­mones. Dur­ing preg­nancy, gin­givi­tis, or in­flamed gums, usu­ally oc­curs in the sec­ond trimester and presents as swelling, bleed­ing gums. Switch to a tooth­brush with softer bris­tles and tell your den­tist about any gum sore­ness or bleed­ing you may be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing. grooves and crevices and among the taste buds. This film of mi­cro-or­gan­isms can cause bad breath as well as tooth dam­age and re­mov­ing it takes more than just rins­ing — you need to phys­i­cally scrape it off. But be gen­tle as you don’t want to break the skin: brush back and forth along the top and sides of the tongue and then rinse your mouth and brush with wa­ter. You can fol­low up with a mouth-wash. Tongue-scrap­ers are avail­able in chemists but a tooth­brush is equally as ef­fec­tive.

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