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Caring for Your Teeth During Pregnancy

Caring for Your Teeth During Pregnancy

Wait Until After Baby

If you have a toothache or other problem you may need an x-ray so your dentist can determine if you need any immediate emergency procedures. Ask your dentist if they have digital x-rays, which have reduced radiation, and are save after the first trimester.

Even though x-rays are safe, you should hold of on any elective x-ray’s until after you’ve had your baby. The same goes for any elective procedures such as bleach or replacing old fillings. “Even though the risk is incredibly small, why do it if it’s not essential?” says Dr. Elliot. Focus on the basics of good oral hygiene during your pregnancy, and leave all the extras until after baby.