Dental problems

Dental problems are common during pregnancy. Many pregnant women find their gums bleed easily while brushing their teeth. There is an increased sensitivity to dental plaque, a problem that is minimised by careful brushing twice a day. Women are also advised to avoid food with a high sugar content. Other problems such as fibrous epulis may also be seen more commonly at this time, while coincidental gum or gingival disease requires immediate attention. In some countries, dental care is free during pregnancy and some months after birth.


If you are having problems with your teeth you should pay your dentist a visit.

Getting help
If you wish to make an appointment to seek further advice and or treatment, please email Dr Harrington's secretary.