Oil pulling during pregnancy to keep your baby healthy

Gum diseases during pregnancy

  • Pregnancy gingivitis/pregnancy gum diseases: This is a common oral health issue for expectant moms. During pregnancy, tissue around the gums swells and can cause irritation or infection.
  • Pregnancy gum tumor: This is a benign tumor that can appear in the mouth during pregnancy. It usually appears on the side of the face, near the lower lip or chin area, and may be painful or cause bleeding if touched or bumped.
  • Tooth sensitivity: Nausiatic pregnancy and frequent vomiting cause the teeth to become sour and cause teeth erosion which results in increased sensitivity.

Unhealthy gums during pregnancy

Pregnancy-related hormonal changes make your body go through some dramatic changes, and can result in a serious impact on your oral health. The increased progesterone and estrogen levels in the body make it favorable for the bad bacteria ( P. Gingivalis bacteria), in the plaque to linger around the gum tissues. Gingivitis occurs when this plaque builds upon the surface of your teeth, causing the gums to become inflamed and red. If the problem is not treated, it can lead to periodontitis, which can result in tooth loss or abscesses.

Increased bacterial levels in the mouth

Bacteria enter the blood and affects the baby

How does oil pulling during pregnancy help?

The bottom line

Oil pulling mainly works at flushing out the remnants of debris, plaque, and bacteria from the mouth and also removes the oral toxins to keep your mouth especially gums healthy. This reduces the bacterial levels in the mouth and prevents them from reaching the baby. Good oral hygiene, thus, keeps your baby healthy and also reduces the risks of pregnancy complications.

  • During pregnancy plaque and calculus levels increase in the mouth.
  • This increases the bacterial levels in the mouth leading to poor oral hygiene.
  • Bacteria in the mouth enter the mother’s blood and reach the baby. This affects the child’s health.
  • Oil pulling during pregnancy works at reducing the bacterial levels in the mouth by breaking through the plaque colonies. This prevents the bacteria from entering the bloodstream and reaching the baby.
  • A daily habit of oil pulling can thus help keep your baby healthy. Make sure you also consult your gynecologist before starting with oil pulling.

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