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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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3 Tips For Going To The Dentist While Pregnant

by Alfredo Moore

A lot of women think that it isn't safe for them to go to the dentist while they are pregnant, but this isn't the case. In fact, it is very important for a pregnant women to go to the dentist. Poor dental health can have negative impacts on your unborn child if they are not taken care of. Also, poor dental health can also have a negative impact on you as the mother as well. However, it will be a bit different when you go to the dentist while pregnant, so there are a few things that you should keep in mind. This article will discuss 3 tips for going to the dentist while pregnant. 

The Earlier You Go In Pregnancy The Better 

It is often better to go into the dentist earlier in pregnancy when your baby is still quite small. The bigger your baby gets, the more weight this will place on your organs, and the more light-headed you will potentially feel when laying on your back for extended periods of time. However, you don't want to go too early in pregnancy if you get morning sickness because then you run the risk of throwing up on the dentist. For a lot of women, early in the second trimester is best because morning sickness has passed and their baby is still very small. 

Avoid X-Rays 

Even though the level of radiation given off during a dental x-ray is incredibly low, it is still best to avoid the risk at all. A dental x-ray generally isn't something that is of dire need, and you can easily wait to get one until you have delivered your baby. Instead, the dentist can do his best to look in your mouth and see if he can spot any cavities or other issues that way. It he does spot some cavities, they can be safely treated during pregnancy. 

Avoid Nitrous Oxide 

A lot of people in general enjoy using the nitrous oxide while they are at the dentist. It gives them a feeling of calm that is otherwise unachievable, and helps make the entire experience much more enjoyable. Unfortunately, using nitrous oxide during pregnancy is not safe for the baby, so it is best to receive dental treatments without using it. This is still very much doable, especially since your mouth can still be numbed before the procedure takes place. If, however, you feel that you will really struggle without your nitrous oxide, you can just get the mandatory dental work done during pregnancy, and then reserve the rest for after the pregnancy when you can use your nitrous oxide.