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I'm pregnant. Do I need to do any special care of my mouth?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Routine
Routine dental care is all that is needed.
Pregnancy can increase your risk of gum disease because of the hormone fluctuations. However, routine dental care (flossing every day, brushing at least twice a day) and visits to your dentist are all that are needed.

In brief: Routine
Routine dental care is all that is needed.
Pregnancy can increase your risk of gum disease because of the hormone fluctuations. However, routine dental care (flossing every day, brushing at least twice a day) and visits to your dentist are all that are needed.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The pregnancy causes a release of hormones which can inflame the gum tissue.
.It is very important to brush and floss and still have your teeth cleaned regularly.

In brief: Yes
The pregnancy causes a release of hormones which can inflame the gum tissue.
.It is very important to brush and floss and still have your teeth cleaned regularly.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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