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Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?

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Dr. Heidi Harms answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Necessary dental care should not be avoided or delayed due to pregnancy.

Answered Apr 2, 2022

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Dr. Heidi Nelson answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Always a good idea to get clearance from your ob-gyn but speaking generally, yes. Since pregnancy causes your Progesterone levels to soar, your gums may bleed more easily and may seem swollen. While everyone is affected differently, it's especially important to clean your teeth and gums extra well during pregnancy for this reason, and a professional cleaning may help keep them healthier too.

Answered Mar 22, 2022

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Dr. Sharon Perelman answered

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It is very important to maintain good oral health during pregnancy. Pregnancy gingivitis is not uncommon due to fluctuating hormonal levels. Brushing and flossing are essential along with routine dental cleanings.

Answered Apr 2, 2022

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Not only safe but essential. Gum disease has been linked with pre-term delivery and lower birth weight babies. Speak to our OB to assure that you have no medical impediments to routine Dental care, then go for it.

Answered Apr 3, 2022

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