Monday, June 8, 2009

Another Pregnancy Symptom--Bleeding Gums

When I brushed my teeth this morning, I spit out a mouthful of blood.

I was reading that this could happen. Basically, the body is working so hard to provide nutrients to the baby that other parts of the body—like the teeth and gums—get ignored. From what I’ve read, bleeding gums are particularly a problem if you don’t take good care of your teeth.

Well, I floss two to three times a day, brush after every meal (including lunch), and use ACT every morning and night. I went to the dentist when I was about six weeks pregnant, and said everything looked great, except for a slight calcium buildup, most likely the result of the calcium pills plus a concerted effort to get more calcium in my diet via yogurt and other calcium-containing foods.

So, I guess my body is working too hard even for my dental hygiene efforts to do any good.

Or maybe I just have bad teeth. I hope I don’t. I want Scout to inherit good teeth.

In other news, we painted Scout's room this weekend. I'll post pictures soon.

P.S. No, I'm not showing yet.

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