Annual exams and routine dental care involving cleaning and other hygienic procedures are safe during pregnancy. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you should continue with the normal dental care routine during pregnancy. Just let your dentist know that you are pregnant. You need to consult with your dentist especially when you need to get dental procedures, fillings or root canals done.
Usually the second trimester is the ideal time for getting such dental procedures done. When the third trimester starts, it would become increasingly complicated to lie flat on your back for great lengths of time. The best thing to do in such circumstance is to postpone all such dental procedures which are not needed as an emergency, for after the baby’s birth. In the same way, elective treatments such as cosmetic procedures or whitening of teeth can be left to be done after birth.
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