Maintain oral hygiene

Hormone changes during pregnancy can increase blood flow to gum tissues, causing sensitivity, bleeding or swollen gums. This is known as pregnancy gingivitis, which has been linked to poor pregnancy outcomes, including pre-term birth and low birth weight babies

Free dental care is available to all pregnant women and up to a year after the birth. Ask your GP, midwife or existing dentist about how to access free dental care

More information

The NHS have produced information and advice about oral health during pregnancy