My Gums Are Receding And It’s Affecting My Smile. Is This Because I’m Pregnant?

Hi. My gums are receding only at the top of my canines and its making the rest of my smile look horrible. I feel a gum graft is a little too extreme for my circumstances so can you recommend anything to at least slow down the process? It seems to have gotten a lot worse since becoming pregnant. I’ve spoken to my dentist who has told me to avoid brushing too harshly but I don’t think that’s the problem. Thank you for your time and help in advance!
Hello and thank you for getting in touch. Gum disease is harder to combat during pregnancy. I suggest that you avoid certain acidic foods during this period as acid erosion can also be a problem. Try to sip water regularly throughout the day as this can help. A softer brush is a requirement as your dentist says. If the condition continues, ask your dentist to refer you to a dental hygienist or periodontist. I hope this advice helps you deal with this problem. Many thanks, Dr Mitsas.
Dr Dimitrios Mitsas

Dr Dimitrios Mitsas

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