I am pregnant, can I come in for a cleaning?

Absolutely!  It is extremely important especially during pregnancy and highly recommended by the ADA.  The rise in hormone levels during pregnancy causes the gums to swell, bleed, and trap food causing increased irritation to your gums.  Preventative dental work while pregnant is essential to avoid oral infections such as gum disease, which has been linked to preterm birth. It is important to inform the dental staff that you are pregnant.  As long as you are not having any dental issues routine x-rays can generally be postponed until after your pregnancy.