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I'm pregnant and i am due for a dental cleaning. is it safe?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Dapper
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Check with your ob-gyn, however it is usually safe and recommended in the second trimester.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Should be OK: Getting your cleaning during pregnancy would normally be recommended, unless your obg suggests not to. During pregnancy, hormones tend to create havoc with your gum tissue, causing it to swell and bleed- therefore easier to trap food and plaque. Also, if you had gone through morning sickness, the acidity also weakens the enamel. I hope your doctor ok's your visit, but definitely listen to them.
Dr. Abel Loredo
General Dentistry 38 years experience
Safety: If you are healthy and have a non-high risk pregnancy there should be no reason for concern. Unless you obg is oppose to you having your teeth clean, there is no contraindications
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Absolutely: Not only safe, but recommended.

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