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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to have a dental checkup and cleaning while pregnant? i'll be 7w3d the day of my appointment.

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic 44 years experience
My real concern:: More importantly is how you choose to keep you mouth clean on a daily basis. I would be far more concerned of gum infection issues do to an exacerbated hormonal response to otherwise "normal" plaque conditions. Floss daily and brush carefully. You don't need a pregnancy gingivitis.
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is not only safe, but very important to maintain proper oral hygiene while pregnant. I would talk to your dentist about whether they feel x-rays should be taken at your visit. As dr. Millner said, you don't want pregnancy gingivitis.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Yes: You have been given good advice. If you need any treatment done that cannot wait until after delivery, the best time is during the second trimester. This is considered the time of predominantly growth , not development. If you are asking this question i suspect that you are very dentally aware and likely in good dental health. Good luck with your pregnancy.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Completely safe: Good oral health during pregnancy is important and is also completely safe during pregnancy.

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