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American Dental Association answered
Keeping up with your oral health can help you avoid any dental problems before or during your pregnancy. It’s important to see your dentist regularly. Being pregnant comes with many responsibilities—and oral hygiene is no exception. For most women, routine dental visits are safe during pregnancy, but let your dental office know what month you are in when you make your appointment.
Carol Jahn, Dentistry, answeredThe best way to prevent dental problems before pregnancy is to get your mouth in the best shape possible prior to pregnancy. This means having regular dental visits that including a cleaning and exam and practicing good daily oral hygiene at home. The most common oral health problem women face during pregnancy is pregnancy gingivitis. The influx of hormones in pregnancy cause the gums to be more suseptible to dental plaque. Residual plaque that might not have irritated your gums before pregnancy now may cause bleeding, swelling, and tenderness. The healthier your gums before pregnancy the less likely you are to experience problems during pregnancy.