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If you are pregnant, does getting your teeth cleaned and polished by the dentist have any effect on the baby?
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Dr. Howard Banner
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Definitely yes
Periodontal or gum disease has been shown to cause low birth wight and early delivery .
It very important to maintain gum health during pregnancy.

In brief: Definitely yes
Periodontal or gum disease has been shown to cause low birth wight and early delivery .
It very important to maintain gum health during pregnancy.
Dr. Howard Banner
Dr. Howard Banner
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Dr. Marlon White
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It is important to maintain good dental hygiene during pregnancy.
Having significant dental disease has been shown to increase the risk of preterm labor. So keep smiling and take care of your pearly whites!

In brief: No
It is important to maintain good dental hygiene during pregnancy.
Having significant dental disease has been shown to increase the risk of preterm labor. So keep smiling and take care of your pearly whites!
Dr. Marlon White
Dr. Marlon White
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Clean is best
Try to schedule work during 2nd trimester. Know that poor oral hygiene, cavities, and gum disease are associated with premature births and low birth weight.
Talk to both dentist & obgyn. Take your folic acid, go for regular pre-natal and regular dental care. Keep your mouth, your teeth, and your gums as healthy as possible for both your sake and your baby's sake. And congratulations!

In brief: Clean is best
Try to schedule work during 2nd trimester. Know that poor oral hygiene, cavities, and gum disease are associated with premature births and low birth weight.
Talk to both dentist & obgyn. Take your folic acid, go for regular pre-natal and regular dental care. Keep your mouth, your teeth, and your gums as healthy as possible for both your sake and your baby's sake. And congratulations!
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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