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Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?

Yes: It is very important to maintain good oral health during pregnancy. Pregnancy gingivitis is not uncommon due to fluctuating hormonal levels. Brushing and flossing are essential along with routine dental cleanings. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is it safe to have teeth x-rays and cleaning when you're pregnant?

Is it safe to have teeth x-rays and cleaning when you're pregnant?

Yes.: Another question to ask is, is it safe to have dental diseases like decay, periodontal disease, abscesses, etc during pregnancy? Untreated dental disease can affect the health of the mother and fetus. Therefore, x-rays help the dentist diagnose such conditions. Make sure your dentist uses a lead apron with a thyroid collar for precautionary exposure measures. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get x-rays while pregnant?

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
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Is it safe to get x-rays while pregnant?

Depends on dosage: We cannot say x-rays are "safe". However, we can say that it is appropriate for physicians or providers to order one with a shield if the benefit of the information outweighs the risk. (the risk/benefit must be considered before giving medications to pregnant women also.) it is better if ultrasound or MRI can be substituted for a single plain x-ray; fluoroscopy should be avoided. Ask about dosage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo while your pregnant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo while your pregnant?

Avoid it.: While in theory it is ok to get a tattoo while your pregnant, there is a risk of contracting infections at the site even if the utensils used are cleaned appropriately. It is your choice, but I wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a facial while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a facial while pregnant?

Yes: One word of caution though: avoid any substances with retinol and/or retinoic acid in it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a bikini wax while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a bikini wax while pregnant?

Yes: Bikini waxing is safe in pregnancy. You will often have more hair on your body and your skin will often be more sensitive when you are pregnant but otherwise it should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get my teeth bleached during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get my teeth bleached during pregnancy?

Probably: The bleaching material really does not enter your system. However, g-d forbid you have a problem with your pregnancy or baby you probably will never forgive yourself. I would recommend waiting until after you deliver the baby to concern yourself with cosmetic treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo while pregnant?

Wait.: You are more susceptible to infections while you are pregnant. What's the rush? Pregnancy is complex enough; why add the risk of infection to it? Is there any particular reason you can't wait until after you deliver your baby? ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a piercing while pregnant?

Is it ok to get a piercing while pregnant?

Yes but: It is ok to get a piecing during pregnancy as long as good sterile technique is used. Be prepared to have to remove them during labor as most hospitals require all metal be removed. Also belly buttons expand as the belly grows during pregnancy. Belly but ring sites can scar poorly due to the stretching. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a mud bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a mud bath while pregnant?

Yes: Enjoy a spa day! the only concern about overheating is if you are in something that maintains a constant, elevated temp such as a hot tub. A bath that begins warm and then cools is safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have dental xrays while pregnant?

Is it safe to have dental xrays while pregnant?

Needed x rays only: I agree that dental x rays during pregnancy are safe as long as a lead apron is used. However i would still only take x rays if needed for a specific problem. "routine" x rays can be postponed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a manicure done while i'm pregnant?

Is it safe to get a manicure done while i'm pregnant?

Yes.: Overall, it is safe to have a manicure during pregnancy. Smells of the salon may be annoying, make you sick, give you a headache. Some nail polishes may not be safe, especially if they contain phthalate, or if any products are used that contain toluene or formaldehyde. also make sure the tools are sterilized appropriately or the manicurist uses disposable one-time tools. Better do it at home. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a perm while pregnant?

Is it ok to get a perm while pregnant?

OK?: There aren't any studies showing harm but i personally wouldn't risk absorbing even small amounts of chemicals that i can barely pronounce through my scalp while pregnant: http://www.Otispregnancy.Org/files/hairtreatments.Pdf. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a salt scrub at a spa while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a salt scrub at a spa while pregnant?

Yes: It is safe to get a salt scrub. If you are in your third trimester, be sure to not lie flat on your back to avoid blood pressure changes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a massage while trying to get pregnant?

Is it safe to get a massage while trying to get pregnant?

Of course: This could not possibly harm you and might even be therapeutic! ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a salt scrub while i'm pregnant?

Is it safe to get a salt scrub while i'm pregnant?

Yes: Since it is a topical treatment, you should have no concerns about a salt scrub. I would say it's recommended in that you will be taking time for yourself and relaxing. Enjoy and find regular times to pamper yourself, and include your partner at times as well! ...Read more

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Is it bad to get a dental X-ray when you're pregnant?

Is it bad to get a dental X-ray when you're  pregnant?

Not necessarily: Obviously you want as little exposure as possilbe during pregnancy however if the body is properly covered with a lead apron it would not be harmful especially with digital xrays which require minimal radiation. ...Read more

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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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Teeth Cleaning (Definition)

Tooth decay and gum disease are largely caused by plaque, a sticky combination of bacteria and food. Plaque begins to accumulate on teeth within 20 minutes after eating. If this plaque is not removed thoroughly each day, tooth decay will flourish. Over time, plaque ...Read more