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Pregnancy and nursing have a tendency to cause sensitive teeth and gum problems, which can be attributed to mom’s nutrients transferring to the baby, says Birgitta Lauren, a California-based prenatal fitness and nutrition specialist. Swollen gums that bleed and are sensitive are known as pregnancy gingivitis and occur due to the hormonal shift in your body after pregnancy and while you are breastfeeding. “This makes it of utmost importance for pregnant women to ensure a super healthy diet, take prenatal supplements and practice excellent dental hygiene,” she says. Lauren recommends that moms experiencing sensitive teeth choose toothpastes with coconut oil or essential oils such as peppermint or baking soda to ease the discomfort.