The California Dental Association has identified bruxism, or teeth grinding, as a condition if left untreated can result in painful, loose teeth, which become heavily ground down.  A dental practitioner can provide treatment options such as a night guard, which can minimize the effects of teeth grinding.

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Gingivitis may be more common with women in the second and eighth month of pregnancy resulting is red, tender and puffy gums.  The American Dental Association recommends that teeth may need more cleanings during these stages of pregnancy to improve oral health.