Scottsdale Dental Centre
Dr. Farhan Ahmad

I am pregnant, do I need to take any special precautions?

During pregnancy, hormone levels rise and can cause the gums to swell, bleed, and trap food causing irritation to your gums and increasing the risk of cavities. Therefore, preventative dental cleanings and examinations are safe and recommended.  

Dental cleanings are important to avoid oral infections such as gum disease, which has been linked to preterm birth.