Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is one of the most important things you can do during pregnancy. It is also an important part of keeping your baby healthy. Dental visits are safe anytime during pregnancy and it is recommended by the American Dental Association, the American Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Academy of Pediatrics to see your dentist regularly.
Changes in your body can increase your risk for certain dental problems during pregnancy, including:
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Dental Care During Pregnancy
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