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Is it safe to drink squash which contains xanthan gum during pregnancy? The list of ingredients on bottle does not specify how much per millilitre.

Is it safe to drink squash which contains xanthan gum during pregnancy? The list of ingredients on bottle does not specify how much per millilitre.

Safe.: Xanthan gum is the product formed when lactose, sucrose or glucose is fermented by a bacteria known as xanthomonas campestris. It has undergone extensive testing and is considere safe. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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During my pregnancy and my breast feeding i've suffered from gum bleeding, my doctor said its related with hormonal change is that true?

During my pregnancy and my breast feeding i've suffered from gum bleeding, my doctor said its related with hormonal change is that true?

Yes: Pregnancy gingivitis. But, you can do a lot to minimize the problem, which includes: more frequent professional teeth cleaning (every 3-4 months), perfect oral hygiene (quality electric toothbrush, floss, stimudents or rotapoints to "toughen" up the gums), good sleep, good diet, less stress, etc. ...Read more

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Is dental work during pregnancy ok?

Is dental work during pregnancy ok?

Yes: Ideally, you want to stay as healthy as possible while pregnant, so any dental issues should be taken care of to prevent infections and pain. Dental x-rays can be delayed, unless there is a dental emergency, until the third trimester. ...Read more

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Swelling in gums during 16 week of pregnancy?

Swelling in gums during 16 week of pregnancy?

Pregnancy gingivitis: A surge of estrogen during pregnancy is expected. Estrogen breaks down in your body and produce estradiol, which helps p. Gingivalis bacteria to grow. This result in gum inflammation and thus termed "pregnancy gingivitis". Treatment involved good thorough cleaning and good oral hygiene would help to alleviate the gum bleeding problem. ...Read more

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Dental work during pregnancy ok if xrays needed?

Dental work during pregnancy ok if xrays needed?

Yes with caution: In close consultation with your obgyn doctor the dentist can perform routine dental care.If needed more invasive dental procedures can also be performed.Howeever, the first trimester and the second half of the third trimester should be avoided. A lead apron should cover all vital organs if xray needed which should be limited to a single focused xray if an infection or severe problem exists. ...Read more

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Dental filling during pregnancy, is it safe?

Dental filling during pregnancy, is it safe?

Pregnancy Filling: The first question i would have for you is how necessary is the filling to be done right now . 2nd- can it wait until after delivery? If there are no consequences for waiting putting it off a few months might be a better choice. Yes a filling can be done safely at any stage of your pregnancy but unless there are compelling reasons to do it now, why not wait until your pregnancy is a non-issue? ...Read more

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My gums have a tingling throbbing feeling doesn't hurt just annoying for past week is this a early sign of pregnancy?

My gums have a tingling throbbing feeling doesn't hurt just annoying  for past week is this a early sign of pregnancy?

Possible: It is possible but there could be other reasons for your symptoms. Pregnancy gingivitis is something to watch out for when one is pregnant. Your symptoms can be indicative other pathology's too that is not connected to pregnancy. An evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the role of good dental care during pregnancy?

Please help! what is the role of good dental care during pregnancy?

Good Oral Hygiene: is important for the oral and overall health of both mother and child. Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care, cleaning or treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more