Should a pregnant woman go to the dentist?

Pregnant women should routinely go to the dentist – sometimes they should attend their dentist more regularly during pregnancy and after the baby is born.  It is important that the teeth and gums are checked to avoid issues during pregnancy.  The last thing you would want would be a toothache or pain near the time your baby is due.  Sometimes it is common for the gums to become inflamed, bleed more or become sore during pregnancy.  This can be caused by elevated hormone levels and changes in the normal hormones that are produced.