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Pregnancy is a very special time. You will want to think about taking good care of yourself and getting your newborn's life off to a healthy start. Your oral health is an important part of your overall health. Good oral hygiene habits not only help prevent oral problems during pregnancy, they also affect the health of your unborn child.

During pregnancy, there is a special need for good oral hygiene because pregnancy may exaggerate some dental disorders. Many people believe that a tooth is lost for every pregnancy. This is not true. Teeth are lost as a result of decay or periodontal disease, not pregnancy.

Eating habits usually change during pregnancy and women may be more susceptible to gingivitis because of increases in hormone levels. Good oral hygiene, regular professional cleanings, and a balanced diet can help insure that you keep your permanent teeth.

X-rays are important diagnostic tools we use to help detect decay and other oral health problems. Only x-rays that are necessary for treatment will be taken. The amount of radiation produced from our digital X-rays is very small (90% less than conventional X-rays) and the beam is limited to a small region of the face. The use of a lead apron gives you additional protection. For further information click here..

 

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