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Can I get an orthodontic mouth guard if I am pregnant?

You can usually wear an orthodontic mouth guard while pregnant. Before undergoing any orthodontic work during pregnancy, talk to your orthodontist.

Pregnant women are particularly susceptible to gum disease, and women with gum disease are more likely to have premature babies. Proper dental hygiene is a key factor in maintaining gum health, and an orthodontic mouth guard can make it harder to clean your teeth, thereby increasing your risk of gum disease.

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