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The health of your child is most important, particularly so when you’re pregnant. To keep your baby healthy during all the trimesters of pregnancy, it’s imperative to checkup the dentist’s office for certain appointments like regular inspections and cleanings. We often get asked about X-rays by expecting mothers. Unlike what you may think, X-rays are safe for women about to have children; no individual dose of radiation from an X-ray is significant enough to impact a growing fetus, and we’ll take extra measures by shielding your stomach with an X-ray shield.

Additionally, most medicines utilized in dentistry are safe for expectant women, as are anesthetics used in advanced procedures. While X-rays, oral medicines, and oral cleanings are safe for expectant women, cosmetic dentistry procedures may be best left until after the baby is born. Although the risks associated with such procedures are insignificant, it’s wise to put non-emergency services such as these off until after the birth of the child. If you are pregnant, please give us a call so we can arrange a great treatment plan for your health and the wellbeing of your child.

Stop procrastinating: dial 501.228.6360 to arrange a visit with Dr. Rebecca Barfield and the Jolly Family Dentistry staff in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Rebecca Barfield made a vow to always medically assist others, and that’s precisely what they’ll do on your next visit with us.