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The health of your child is paramount, especially so when you’re expectant. To keep your baby healthy during all the trimesters of pregnancy, it’s imperative to visit the dentist’s office for certain procedures such as regular inspections and cleanings. We often get asked about X-rays by expecting mothers. Unlike what you may believe, X-rays are safe for expectant women; no lone dose of radiation from an X-ray is significant enough to impact an advancing fetus, and we’ll take extra safety measures by shielding your stomach with an X-ray shield.

Additionally, most medicines used in dentistry are safe for pregnant women, as are anesthetics utilized in some advanced procedures. While X-rays, dental medicines and dental cleanings are safe for women having children, whitenings and cosmetic dentistry services may be left until after the baby is born. Although the risks associated with such services are extremely unlikely, it’s wisest to put non-emergency services like these off until after the birth of the child. If you are pregnant, please get in contact with us so that we can put together a good service plan for your welfare and the wellbeing of your child.

Stop waiting: dial 704-688-1664 to arrange a checkup with Dr. Amy Tennyson and the University Pediatric Dentistry team in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Amy Tennyson took an oath to help other, and that’s exactly what we’ll do when you come visit with us.