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Are X-rays Safe During Pregnancy?

Dental X-rays are extremely safe, emitting one of the lowest amounts of radiation—comparable to that of a short airplane flight. But what if you’re expecting? Is it safe to get an X-ray while pregnant? No single X-ray produces enough radiation exposure to harm a developing fetus, according to the American College of Radiology. And they are […]

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3 Dental Products To Use During Pregnancy, PMS or Menopause

3 Dental Products To Use During Pregnancy, PMS or Menopause

Although some brands may market gender-specific products, like Colgate did with its Max White toothpaste, most dental products are unisex. However, the ingredients in some products may be more beneficial to women when their hormones are in flux. Here are 3 types of dental products to help you through each stage of womanhood: Toothpaste without […]

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Not drinking for 9 months doesn’t have to hinder your happy hour. Spruce it up with this mocktail!

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Raspberry Mint Mojito Mocktail for Mommy

“Vodka soda with lime—but hold the vodka. Oh, and does happy hour apply to food?” If I had a dollar for every sympathetic stare the waitress or my gal pal flashed me when I ordered a virgin cocktail during my pregnancies, I wouldn’t be stressing over the high cost of childcare. On those days when […]

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When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking

When you reach for a snack, you may grab an apple, a cup of yogurt or cheese and crackers – not a stick of chalk. But for people with pica, an eating disorder that causes cravings for nonfood substances, those unorthodox eats are all too real. Pica can be caused by depression, stress, anxiety and […]

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Turn Pregnancy Symptoms into a Smile

Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but the symptoms? Not so much. The smell aversions, the shrinking bladder, the gas and indigestion, the swollen fingers and feet, the bleeding gums… Apparently, it’s all part of the fine print you agree to when you’re growing a brand-new person. Thankfully, there are ways to deal with some of […]

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Keep Your Smile Healthy During Pregnancy

Congratulations, mommy-to-be! While it may be far from your mind right now, this is a very important time to think about the health of your teeth and mouth. Going to the dentist while you are pregnant is safe. In fact, your mouth may need extra attention during the next several months, as the changes in […]

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New Research Finds Oral Bacteria in Healthy Placentas, Emphasizes Importance of Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

Once considered a sterile environment, scientists have discovered that a mother’s placenta is no stranger to bacteria. Additionally, research suggests that the bacteria may have originated in the mouth, solidifying the belief that good oral health is crucial to a healthy pregnancy. The placenta, a female reproductive organ responsible for feeding, removing waste, and providing […]

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Gestational Diabetes: Does Your Oral Health Suffer?

Gestational diabetes, or temporary diabetes developed around the 24th week of pregnancy, puts both mother and baby at a higher risk of developing diabetes at a later stage in life. During this period, high sugar levels in the blood can increase the expectant mother’s risk of developing oral infections, gum diseases, tooth decay, dry mouth […]

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Having a Baby? Why You Don’t Want to Neglect Your Oral Health

If you’re pregnant – or planning to become pregnant – chances are you know some of the basics about being healthy for you and your baby. Eat a balanced diet. Don’t smoke. But did you know that your oral health becomes increasingly important when you’re planning to become pregnant and during pregnancy? Here are some […]

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