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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    During my pregnancy, is it normal for my gums to bleed?

    When brushing my teeth recently, I have noticed that my gums are bleeding. I'm really worried because I'm pregnant, and hoping this isn't due to something serious. Is it common for gums to bleed during pregnancy?
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  • Dr Tilak Weerasiri

    Gynaecologist, Gynaecologist - Infertility (IVF) Specialist, Obstetrician

    Dr Tilak Weerasiri, an accredited private obstetrician and gynaecologist, is based in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. His private consulting rooms are located at 11 … View Profile

    During pregnancy your gums may bleed more easily because of increased blood supply to your mouth. Using a soft tooth brush and continuing to see your dentist regularly is important.

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