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Can one go for dental X rays during pregnancy?

Many pregnant women avoid the dentist, fearing their baby could be put at risk.

But experts say untreated decay can be more harmful.

With cravings for treat foods and morning sickness potentially increasing acidity in the mouth, pregnant women can have a higher risk of tooth decay.

Leaving dental problems untreated isn’t just bad for your teeth; it can cause complications in pregnancy.

And while some believe X-rays and anaesthetics are dangerous for those expecting, studies show that’s not the case if used appropriately and with the right precautions.

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PREGNANCY TIPS : How to Take Care of Your Teeth

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Pregnancy is a very beautiful moment in a woman’s life, however hormonal changes occur in our body that alters its normal behavior.

This is the reason why it’s important for us women to take good care of our teeth and gums while we are pregnant.

These hormonal changes increase the risk of developing gum disease because it makes gums more sensitive, which makes it easier for gingivitis to develop, and this can affect the health of the unborn baby.

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ORAL HEALTH : Gums Bleeding While Pregnant?


If you thought nothing could be more unrelated than your dental health and your pregnancy, you could be in for a most unpleasant surprise.

When you found out you were pregnant, you were probably prepared for the usual: morning sickness, frequent urination, and backache.

Unfortunately, there's plenty of sh*t the books just don't tell you about. That's why it's time we talk about your gums bleeding when you're pregnant.

Excuse me? What? Yep. I can tell you from experience that bleeding gums are one of the most unexpected of all the pregnancy pains and discomforts.

I pride myself on my oral hygiene. I dutifully visit the dentist twice a year, and before I delivered my daughter I'd never had a cavity in my permanent teeth (baby girl changed that by apparently leeching the calcium out of my teeth so, you know, thanks kid).

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So you can imagine my displeasure when, during my second trimester (which is apparently when this garbage usually rears its ugly head), my usual brushing resulted in blood in my bathroom sink.

You better believe I gave it a serious "what the hell?" followed by a Google. When you're pregnant, bleeding of any kind isn't only unpleasant, it's scary. And, no, it doesn't matter where that bleeding is coming from.

By Kimmie Fink


Dental Care During Pregnancy

Pregnancy has always been a life changing moment for women and is associated with physiological changes affecting almost all the systems especially the endocrine and cardiovascular systems.

It affects nearly every aspect of a woman’s life, including her oral health and may put her in a position which can require a dental treatment.

Although pregnancy is not a contraindication to most of dental treatments, it certainly modifies treatment planning as protection of fetus is the primary concern when administration of ionizing radiation or drugs is considered.

What dental problems can you face during pregnancy?

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Women may face many complications (systemic/oral) during pregnancy, which usually get over after childbirth but may continue for a long time if they are not treated or taken care of during pregnancy.

Rise in hormones may lead to changes in attitude, mood and tolerance levels.

By Mugdha Gulati Motani


DENTAL HEALTH : The importance of maintaining dental health during pregnancy

Pregnancy should be a joyful time, but it won't be if you're experiencing pregnancy toothache or gum issues. 

The important thing is to communicate with your dentist before, during and after pregnancy, and especially if you have infection or toothache during pregnancy. 


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Pregnancy and Newborn ORAL HEALTH

If you’re pregnant or have a newborn, learn some easy ways you can keep both of your mouth’s healthy.

Also, find out when baby teeth begin to develop and when you can expect to see your child’s first tooth


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ORAL HEALTH : Teeth Whitening & Pregnancy

Teeth whitening is generally not recommended for pregnant women because pregnancy can cause health problems with the teeth and gums. 

Avoid any dental procedures while pregnant unless it is an emergency with advice from a general dentist in this free video on dentistry and teeth whitening.