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Pregnancy Dental Care

14 October 2021

Are you expecting a little one soon? Well, you may be dealing with new and uncomfortable health issues which can boil down to just being pregnant. However, there are many dental problems that can transpire during your pregnancy and can have an effect on you or your baby. 

It is important to understand the problems your body and mouth may face whilst pregnant, and undertake the correct dental care to avoid these issues from occurring or having a long-term effect. 

If you are looking for the most common dental issues that arise during pregnancy, read on to find out what you need to know and how you can take care of it. 

Looking to take good care of your dental hygiene during pregnancy? We recommend that you come to the practice for a thorough check-up so we can help you to have a healthy and happy pregnancy.

If you are looking to get pregnant soon, seeing your dental hygienist would be beneficial to undertake any treatment needed that you may not be able to whilst you are pregnant. For more information on this, please read our guide of which dental treatments are safe during pregnancy.

If you do require a dental x-ray during pregnancy, we advise you to inform your dentist as it can be safer to wait until your second or third trimester. Modern dental x-rays carry very low risk as they use low doses of radiation which are completely safe during pregnancy, however, dental x-rays are usually not recommended during the first trimester.

Only small doses of radiation are used and do not expose the baby to radiation and your dentist will shield your abdomen and thyroid. 

Painkillers are usually safe to take during your pregnancy, but always speak to your doctor before taking any new medication. Furthermore, it is important to let your dentist know about all the medications and prenatal vitamins you take, as treatments may need to be modified to account for this. 

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