It’s a good idea to take care of any dental problems before you become pregnant. However, you can continue regular visits to your dentist during pregnancy, as almost all dental care is safe during pregnancy. Dental X-rays are safe during pregnancy, with the proper shielding, and should be used just as they were if you were not pregnant. Taking good care of your teeth prior to and during pregnancy is important as women with poor oral hygiene are more likely to have a preterm birth. Some women have problems with their gums, including some bleeding, as a normal part of pregnancy. Bleeding from the gums should be evaluated by your dentist.