Is It Safe to Visit the Dentist During Pregnancy?

By August 12, 2017Ask the Expert

It is safe and it is recommended! It is vital to maintain good oral health during pregnancy for you and your baby’s health. The hormone changes that naturally occur during pregnancy can be very hard on your mouth. The condition is called “pregnancy gingivitis” and is exhibited by tender and swollen gums that will bleed easily when brushing. Your tender and bleeding gums may make brushing and flossing during pregnancy more difficult and painful; therefore, frequent cleanings during pregnancy may be recommended. Morning sickness is another concern during pregnancy and can increase your chance of getting cavities. Dental treatment can be safely completed during pregnancy, you and your dentist can decide on what is right for you and your baby based on what problems you are currently experiencing.

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