Can You Go To The Dentist When You’re Pregnant? Those Pearly Whites Still Matter

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When you’re pregnant the list of things you’re “not supposed to do” or deal with or be around or I guess even think about can feel never-ending. Kitty litter? Stay far away. Sushi? Skip that, too. Enjoy a nice, soft cheese? How dare you, woman! But can you go to the dentist when you’re pregnant? Good question, and for a number of reasons. Not only does dental health seem to fall by the wayside women you’re growing a human being inside your body, but a pregnancy can actual affect your pearly whites in a way most women don’t consider. Pregnancy dental symptoms aren’t exactly talked about very much among pregnant or non-pregnant people, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep an eye on them.

According to the American Dental Association’s website Mouth Health, many women make it all the way through their pregnancies without experiencing any dental discomfort. But some expecting women can experience symptoms like pregnancy gingivitis, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), which is inflammation of the gums during pregnancy that causes swelling and tenderness. Some dentists might recommend getting your teeth cleaned more often when you’re pregnant, in an attempt…

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