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Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?

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In brief: Yes

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.

In brief: Yes

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.
Dr. Sharon Perelman
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Dr. Heidi Harms
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

Necessary dental care should not be avoided or delayed due to pregnancy.
Dr. Heidi Harms
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Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
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