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The wellbeing of your child is crucial, particularly so when you’re expectant. To keep your baby healthy during all the trimesters of pregnancy, it’s important to visit the dentist’s office for certain procedures like regular checkups and cleanings. We often get asked about X-rays by expectant mothers. Contrary to what you might think, X-rays are safe for women about to have children; no individual dose of radiation from an X-ray is large enough to impact a developing fetus, and we’ll take additional precaution by shielding your abdomen with an X-ray shield.

Additionally, most medicines used in dentistry are safe for women having children, as are anesthetics utilized in some advanced procedures. While X-rays, dental medicines and oral cleanings are safe for expectant women, cosmetic dentistry treatments may be best left until after the baby is born. Although the risks associated with such services are small, it’s best to put non-emergency services like these off until after the birth. If you are pregnant, please reach out to us so that we can put together an awesome service plan for your wellbeing and the health of your child.

Don’t wait any longer: call 806-353-4361 now to plan a checkup with Dr. Brent Hawkins and the Hawkins Dental Group staff in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Brent Hawkins made a vow to always aid those suffering, and that’s what they’ll do when you come checkup with us.