A 37-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Harmsanswered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Dentistry 44 years experience
Generally, yes.: 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.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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