Regular exams help spot trouble early to prevent bigger and more costly treatments later. Our dentist will start by cleaning buildup from your teeth, then probe spots on the surfaces and near the gum line with special tools. If it’s been a while between appointments, you may have some sore and sensitive areas. You should get an exam every 6 months, or more often if your dentist recommends it. It is also important to get regular dental check up during your pregnancy.