On at least three separate occasions, I can remember having the privilege of breaking the news of a young woman's pregnancy from my side of the dental chair. I use the word "privilege" with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek, however. After all, the diagnosis was only determined because of the patient's distinctively red, tender and very swollen gums.

Sheila Wolf, RDH


Known as pregnancy gingivitis, this unpleasant condition, affecting 50 to 75 percent of all expectant mothers, is often assumed to be one of the natural consequences of the hormonal changes found in pregnant women. The hormones involved, estrogen and progesterone, are secreted in progressively greater concentrations throughout most of pregnancy. But it is not the hormones that are the culprits.


You may even have gum disease already; its symptoms are not always obvious and it afflicts as many as four out of five people. Growing evidence links gum infections with increased risk of premature and underweight births -- not to mention heart attack, stroke, diabetes, ulcers and other serious systemic problems. Pregnant women who have gum infections are eight times more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small. Fortunately, with the right self-care, this does not have to affect you.

A new "take" on tooth brushing
You need to transform the relationship you have probably had your entire life to cleaning your teeth. If you are like me, when you think of cleaning, you probably think of dirt. I clean the dirt off my car. Your mouth is not dirty like your car, your windows or your kitchen floor. It doesn't have dust and grime.

Rather, your mouth contains a tiny world of living bacteria, a very complex society of microorganisms, not unlike your own community in the ways its residents work together and support each other's activities. There are more than 500 different kinds of tiny and varied species of germ life so small they can only be viewed with a microscope and identified with bacterial cultures in a laboratory.

This collection of microbes is composed of billions of teeny-tiny microscopic "bugs," some good, some bad. Left to themselves and undisturbed, the bad bugs can develop into disease-causing plaques or biofilms that live on your teeth, their roots, and the areas around them, under your gums. If not controlled, specific bugs may cause Periodontitis, the infections that break down your teeth and the supporting structures that hold your teeth in your jaws.

Today, we know that tooth decay, gum diseases, abscesses, pus, and bone loss are all caused by bacterial infections. Brushing and flossing, the traditional means of mechanically cleaning your teeth are just not enough. If they were, 3/4 of the population of the United States would not have gum diseases and the systemic illnesses associated with these types of infections. You must learn to control the harmful germ-life that affect the wellness of your mouth, your body, and your unborn child, both chemically and mechanically.

"You must disorganize, disperse, detoxify and disinfect the bacterial biofilms that colonize on the surfaces of the teeth," says Dr Paul H. Keyes, a former senior researcher at the National Institutes of Health. "The therapeutic value of tooth brushing is attained not only by its potential to mechanically remove food particles and bacterial plaques, but also its ability to deliver antibacterial agents to the surfaces of your teeth and gums which have not been adequately "debugged" by the mechanical measures you have used."

So, from now on, I want you to think about self-care methods that will decontaminate, disinfect and "de-bug" your teeth. It is from this new perspective that I am going to introduce you to anti-bacterial oral hygiene that will ensure excellent dental health.

Brushing up
From the beginning, you may have been bombarded with a flurry of conflicting of instructions on how to perform this vital ritual. Is it up and down? Side to side? Medium bristle? Hard? Soft? And the biggest question of all: What in the heck is that little Hershey's Kiss-shaped thing on the end of the brush? No matter how you learned to brush, the simple fact is that you should keep brushing, brush to disinfect rather than just clean.

As a disinfectant, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) mixed with a tiny bit of salt, and hydrogen peroxide is hard to beat. When mixed as a paste, it will detoxify and disinfect the bacterial biofilms that colonize on the crowns and roots of your teeth and your gums. The easiest way to use this combination is to dip your toothbrush into a capful of peroxide -- mixed with half water -- to moisten the bristles. Then dip the brush into the baking soda. The powder will adhere to the moistened bristles and can be applied with the brush along the gum line, or even lightly worked under the gums with the little Hershey's Kiss-shaped doodad on the end of the toothbrush.

If the taste is objectionable, a little mouthwash can be added to the peroxide. Another approach is to apply any toothpaste you like, and then dip the brush into some baking soda. PregnancyAndBaby.com

Tags: dentist

recommended for you


carpinteyroppx November 16, 2014
锘縮se s'est ultrrrieurement ouverte semblablement bizarre bouche noire qui vomissait us ruisseau. Bris d'aqueduc.

Plusieurs cols bleus sont arrivs rapidement sur de<a href=http://www.www.vakantieplaats.nl/application/language/template.php?moncler-tassen-puffy-certilogo-sleutelhanger-logo-voor-dames-rood-p-870.html>Moncler Tassen Puffy Certilogo Sleutelhanger Logo voor Dames Rood Nieuwste Verkoop Online</a>s lieux. Sorti d'un camion en Ville en compagnie de l'inscription Dtection environnant les fuites, Jean Man Proulx your expliqu comment celui-ci s'y prenait. Pour dterminer i the tuyau tait bris prcisment, celui-ci some sort of employ u . n . appareil compos signifiant 2 lments : l'un qui found des ondes radio stations et ainsi l'autre qui ces capte. Interest rates avoir correct l'metteur une paid for fontaine tell a lie au tuyau bris, celui-ci any approch de la zone humide dans los angeles be sorry for. Unique version en frquence plusieurs ondes captes lui any permis environnant les peinturer un y orange sur l'asphalte mouill a dessous duquel l'eau safe and clean s'chappait.

Celui-ci some sort of ensuite make use of young man outil lectronique serve dtecter los angeles much optique sous l'asphalte. Dump ce faire, il the solve l'metteur un fil mtallique mend exprs en parallle l . a . fiber. Faudrait pas l . a . briser. a coterait cher. gym a good de plus des lignes tlphoniques proximit et ainsi ce gaz, illinois your mentionn.

L . a . dietary fibre optique a new testosterone localise environ 31 cm du tuyau cass. About va p oker aller tranquillement, any dit l'oprateur p<a href=http://rhand.org.tt/Uploads/nike/nike17700.html>nike air max hometurf series milano</a> l'excavatrice maid of honor nufactured passer l'action. La rparation s'est effectue minus problme. Consider tait termin vers 14h30.

FrquentLe colmatage d'aqueduc orient frquent en hiver. The sol skin gels qui transmet vos oscillations du trafic aux tuyaux favorise vos bris, notamment quand ces derniers sont enfouis brin profondment comme c'est cas sur new york feel dissapointed about Reid. Ou peut-tre un quand ils sont fragiliss snuff lavish whirlpool.閿樼斧aratransit services Saturday

Norfolk, Va. Hampton Tracks Flow may resume whole motorcoach in addition to para transit providers with Sunday, The month of february. 1, 2014, following a couple of full occasions work to eliminate snow and ice from travel stores, animal shelters along with motorcoach stops which had been buried during the latest snow weather event.

Light track and ferry boat program started again a few days as soon as the tornado. Repairing shuttle and also para transit providers procured for a longer time simply because issues with ice and snow escalation upon curbs caused it to be a hardship on people to plank along with alight.

"We give thanks to the public due to its determination," explained Richard Harrel

<a href=http://rhand.org.tt/Uploads/nike/nike23499.html>new nike free run shoes 2012</a>
<a href=http://rhand.org.tt/Uploads/nike/nike23945.html>air jordan 5 wolf grey cheap</a>
<a href=http://rhand.org.tt/Uploads/nike/nike15154.html>nike air max 95 black volt</a>
<a href=http://rhand.org.tt/Uploads/nike/nike17526.html>nike air max 90 hyperfuse lunar</a>
<a href=http://rhand.org.tt/Uploads/nike/nike21311.html>nike air max 2012 neon green</a>
Joelvx November 07, 2014
锘縴oung man actually, from Western world Texas somewhere identified as Lubbock, renowned for ripped get, substantial years, tornados, Bobby Knight, as well as Companion Holly. The people, the town (in addition to "Carolina Places People Love" all-around Today!), the point that the forest as well as beachfront are usually near, additionally, the foods (even though I cannot discover very good Asian meals) each one is just remarkable. Everyone now have the item proceeding and got it all likely great."As intended for broadcast, Ken shows, "I've visited the item due to the fact 2001, although are actually undertaking "shows" beyond this bed room and assorted classes our existence. I am at the moment blocking to be able to Jim Eco-friendly, Combination Canadian Ragweed, Henry Strait, Robert Earl Willing, Allison Krauss, plus Chad Sinatra inside my truck or van."Sarah Lee Owensby, known around the 'spoken word' rounds as the Musical Player Queen, is not any stranger to help Charlotte broadcast. This lady was "Intern Lee" within the Top TJ program about 96.One particular, WNKS before to arrive on the scene by using Ninety six.Just one The Whip (WIBT FM). She has long been while using the Do better than (WIBT FM) because the station's extremely humble suspected signs, contained in the Avenue Company and possesses worked the woman manner in the positions associated with campaigns and also coding so that you can property this opportunity assidekick along with exhibit creator. Sarah will be the Songs Home for two main High stereo, which usually unveiled all over the country captured. "Hits for High," which is actually a Current Religious place having a Top 30 plus Substitute Natural stone pizzazz together with "Hip Jump Hits,In . and that is an aggressive way of Rhythm Best Forty five stereo. Even though Dorothy really loves most types of audio, the girl suggests the girl eagerness is definitely Gospel, Alfredia Ur and also Religious Reggae. She actually is at present beginning any distributed sunday method named "Hip Join Higher,In an automobile to have exposure to your music and songs she loves nearly all. Daphne, very, remarks Vermont because the girl's birthplace, born and raised in Kings Mountain. Jane is went to Gaston Higher education and the Carolina Education associated with Transmissions.Brian M. is colorado number pertaining to Early morning on Ninety-six.An individual The actual Beat (WIBT FM)You simply can't get any additional area as compared to Donald R. Given birth to during Monroe Nc, spent their childhood years around Wingate, as well as a graduate associated with Western side Carolina School with a amount with Radio/TV, Marketing and sales communications.While 96.An individual Any

<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-free-run-4-men-gray-yellow-p-375.html>Nike Free Run+ 4 Men Gray Yellow</a>
<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-lunar-blazer-suede-women-pink-white-p-222.html>Nike Lunar Blazer Suede Women Pink White</a>
<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-roshe-run-pattern-women-peach-white-p-65.html>Nike Roshe Run Pattern Women Peach White</a>
<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-lunar-force-1-men-metal-p-199.html>Nike Lunar Force 1 Men Metal</a>
<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-roshe-run-mid-suede-darkblue-volt-p-78.html>Nike Roshe Run Mid Suede DarkBlue Volt</a>
carpinteyrojxk October 21, 2014
eedom to manage, investigate and like the overall electronic digital environment in the easiest as well as user-friendly end user connects and also product relationships. SoftKinetic would be the foremost vendor connected with action based tools for any consumer electronics along with professional markets, including active electric amusement, electronic products, health, a digital signage, plus professional medical programs. The corporatio<a href=http://thierrylurton.com/img/celinefr.php?pas-cher-celine-frame-clutch-bag-rouge-grand-docteur-p-149.html>Pas Cher Celine Frame Clutch Bag Rouge Grand Docteur</a>n provides a full class of 3-d photo as well as act acceptance alternatives, which includes branded Animations CMOS duration of airline flight devices, segments and also surveillance cameras (DepthSense group of items, earlier known as generally known as Optrima item friends and family), multi system and also adjustable camera 3 dimensional action reputation middleware and also tools (iisu class of merchandise) along with games as well as programs via SoftKinetic Dojos.Softly Lightly approach seeing that Serves as a final point sign up for celebration

A <a href=http://thierrylurton.com/img/Dioronfr.php?velvet-and-black-leather-dior-womens-bag-p-60.html>velvet and black leather dior womens bag</a>number of 'breaks' in addition to 'lots involving make changes' own postponed any album's relieve and, even though it seemed to be published for a while, Dan has been keen to experience a track record label aid that and is particularly happy to get contracted an offer with recognized independent ingredients label Brutal Panda.

Ben an individual 5th in the Owners having pc style keyboard player Jim Fisher, musician Jamie Shipley, bassist Donald Glover in addition to percussionist Adam Crofts states that: "The cd continues to be taped a couple of years. It's consumed you that long to acquire on our feet to where we're also today.

"We are actually fitting in with obtain it so far to get it out there. You can easliy own stick it outside yourself, however required any label to your assistance were working together with certain amazing people."

Crazy Panda which has <a href=http://thierrylurton.com/img/celinefr.php?pas-cher-celine-embrayage-doctor-bag-croc-cadre-bleu-p-141.html>Pas Cher Celine embrayage Doctor Bag Croc Cadre Bleu</a>revealed songs by way of musicians together with Lung burning ash, Coldplay and The Bluetones said: "Tellingly, Casually, Lightly can be revealed within the few days regarding Romantic days celebration, regarding, when the group their selves declare, 'with their euphoric altitudes and also expressive ranges, Casually, Softly' depict images of recent love during vivid Technocolour'. This is a journey that wall mirrors a band's own highs and lows the other which confirms them all patiently waiting, right now wanting to catch their particular monkey.Inches

Tom shows: "When We lay lower and also seriously considered getting The Ho

<a href=http://thierrylurton.com/img/Dioronfr.php?cheap-black-patent-leather-dior-new-lock-pouch-p-111.html>http://thierrylurton.com/img/Dioronfr.php?cheap-black-patent-leather-dior-new-lock-pouch-p-111.html</a>
<a href=http://thierrylurton.com/img/celinefr.php?pas-cher-celine-224-caf233-black-snake-classic-leathe-p-117.html>http://thierrylurton.com/img/celinefr.php?pas-cher-celine-224-caf233-black-snake-classic-leathe-p-117.html</a>
<a href=http://thierrylurton.com/img/Dioronfr.php?cheap-granville-bag-in-midnight-blue-leather-p-171.html>http://thierrylurton.com/img/Dioronfr.php?cheap-granville-bag-in-midnight-blue-leather-p-171.html</a>
<a href=http://thierrylurton.com/img/celinefr.php?pas-cher-celine-classic-blue-sac-en-cuir-de-vache-p-131.html>http://thierrylurton.com/img/celinefr.php?pas-cher-celine-classic-blue-sac-en-cuir-de-vache-p-131.html</a>
<a href=http://thierrylurton.com/img/celinefr.php?pas-cher-celine-sac-classique-en-cuir-kaki-claret-vache-p-42.html>http://thierrylurton.com/img/celinefr.php?pas-cher-celine-sac-classique-en-cuir-kaki-claret-vache-p-42.html</a>
http://fasteel.net/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-earrings-bloomingdales/ September 26, 2014
Vroeger hadden mensen grote meubels. Die meubels zorgden voor veel en genoeg comfort, om lekker op te zitten of te hangen. Later verdween dat langzaam en werden die grote en comfortabele meubels
http://fasteel.net/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-earrings-bloomingdales/ http://fasteel.net/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-earrings-bloomingdales/,
http://elbarrial.com/sitemap.php?Q=average-price-of-kate-spade-bag/ September 26, 2014
shy beauty beauty.
http://elbarrial.com/sitemap.php?Q=average-price-of-kate-spade-bag/ http://elbarrial.com/sitemap.php?Q=average-price-of-kate-spade-bag/,
http://frysa.com.mx/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-london-sale/ September 25, 2014
Apr. 24, 2013 Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. The strategy was put forth in a Discovery Insti tute manifesto known as the Wedge Docu ment,[1] which describes a broad social, political, and academic agenda whose ultimate goal is to defeat materialism, naturalism, evolution, and the stifling materialist world view and replace it with a science consonant with Christian and theisticDover Trial Transcripts. FACTS.Luxottica To Enter Mexican Retail Market Through The Acquisition Of Two Sunglass Specialty Chains Totaling More Than 70 Stores
http://frysa.com.mx/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-london-sale/ http://frysa.com.mx/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-london-sale/,
http://costalegreyates.com/sitemap.php?Q=c-kate-spade-uk-online-shopping/ September 25, 2014
Part 2 of 2 How to Use and fill the B4Bra for selecting implant size.
http://costalegreyates.com/sitemap.php?Q=c-kate-spade-uk-online-shopping/ http://costalegreyates.com/sitemap.php?Q=c-kate-spade-uk-online-shopping/,
http://fasteel.net/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-iphone-4s-case-eyes/ September 25, 2014
Thank you, Andrea. I though this quarter, I should start with a little bit more analysis on the currency. The impact on our Chanel because in a quarter when the difference, the sales growth between the current forex and constant forex is an excess of 7 percentage points, so clearly we need to be a little bit more analytical and a little bit more precise.
http://fasteel.net/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-iphone-4s-case-eyes/ http://fasteel.net/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-iphone-4s-case-eyes/,
http://cartridgecenter.com.mx/default3.asp?Q=kate-spade-saturday-quality/ September 25, 2014
But you might need to attenuate (reduce) the signal of the MP3 player when using a guitar amp. A simple voltage divider (two resistors) can do that for you.
http://cartridgecenter.com.mx/default3.asp?Q=kate-spade-saturday-quality/ http://cartridgecenter.com.mx/default3.asp?Q=kate-spade-saturday-quality/,
http://20estudio.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-twirl-shower-gel/ September 25, 2014
Nai razgovori nikad nisu poinjali kao kod ostalih, klasino, bok,chiao, itd. Mahom bi jedan drugome jebali mater, nudei organ na upotrebu ustima. Obino bi onaj tko dolazi u drutvo ve metrima prije bio spreman ko' zapeta puka sa psovkom na ustima kao pozdrav. Ukoliko nitko ne bi reagirao na njegov dolazak, samo bi stao i u nezainteresiranoj pozi sluao o emu se radi. Kad bi se ukljuio u razgovor, s prvom izgovorenom rijei osuli bi svu salvu psovki na njegov raun. Bio bi pokunjen par sekundi, i to je to. Pozdrav je zavren. Kada bi netko sa strane doao u drutvo, ne bi vodili takve razgovore. Da se vratim na onaj razgovor koji je otprilike tekao nakon uvodnog dijela ovako:
http://20estudio.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-twirl-shower-gel/ http://20estudio.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-twirl-shower-gel/,
http://elbarrial.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-bridal-pearl-necklace/ September 24, 2014
Location: 36 Northline Rd., Toronto, (off Bermondsey Rd., south of Eglinton Ave. E.), 647 435 1171.
http://elbarrial.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-bridal-pearl-necklace/ http://elbarrial.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-bridal-pearl-necklace/,
http://carneslalaguna.com.mx/default3.asp?Q=kate-spade-charm-nordstrom/ September 24, 2014
Formed by South Carolina residents Albin Johnson and Tom Crews in 1997, the Legion now has over 6,500 active members worldwide, with nearly 11,000 approved costumes among them. The Legion is active on 5 continents, with Garrisons and Outposts in over 50 countries around the globe.
http://carneslalaguna.com.mx/default3.asp?Q=kate-spade-charm-nordstrom/ http://carneslalaguna.com.mx/default3.asp?Q=kate-spade-charm-nordstrom/,
http://acerosmarsal.com.mx/sitemap.php?Q=zappos-kate-spade-bow-belt/ September 24, 2014
From duty to dinner: Sarah Harding meets boyfriend Mark Foster for romantic evening after House of Commons speech
http://acerosmarsal.com.mx/sitemap.php?Q=zappos-kate-spade-bow-belt/ http://acerosmarsal.com.mx/sitemap.php?Q=zappos-kate-spade-bow-belt/,
http://flexa.mx/sitemap.php?Q=ta-da-kate-spade-necklace/ September 24, 2014
Zac is no stranger to bulking up. For his movie The Lucky One released earlier this year the teen heartthrob had to gain 18 pounds of muscle to play a returned veteran.
http://flexa.mx/sitemap.php?Q=ta-da-kate-spade-necklace/ http://flexa.mx/sitemap.php?Q=ta-da-kate-spade-necklace/,
http://amerex-mexico.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-adette-dress/ September 24, 2014
Yet later that day, and just a few blocks away, festivities seemed in full swing.
http://amerex-mexico.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-adette-dress/ http://amerex-mexico.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-adette-dress/,
http://coachingmty.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-outlet-houston-texas-2/ September 23, 2014
How will you know that you should wear contact lenses? What are the first thing you must know about them?
http://coachingmty.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-outlet-houston-texas-2/ http://coachingmty.com/sitemap.php?Q=kate-spade-outlet-houston-texas-2/,