Many women avoid the dentist when pregnant, but an oral exam and cleaning are important during this period of time. You should schedule a visit to your dentist during your pregnancy and make sure to let them know how far along you are and any dental changes you have been experiencing. Pregnancy is a time of incredible growth and change that affects your whole body. When it comes to your mouth, many pregnant women find that the increase in progesterone and the rise of the body’s hormone levels causes red, puffy gums and irritation. If you are looking for a dentist or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.