Digital radiographs are one of the newest x-ray techniques around. With digital radiographs, film is replaced with a flat electronic pad or sensor. The x-rays hit the pad the same way they hit the film. But instead of developing the film in a dark room, the image is electronically sent directly to a computer where the image appears on the screen.
Why digital x-rays are better:
Gum concerns during pregnancy
One area that is easy to overlook during pregnancy is your mouth. Gums are often much more sensitive and more susceptible to bleeding during pregnancy, due to change in hormones. Women are most likely to experience symptoms of gum disease beginning in the second or third month of pregnancy. During this time some women notice swelling, bleeding, redness or tenderness in the gum tissue.
The best way to avoid gum disease associated with pregnancy is to start with healthy gums. Spend just a few minutes a day looking after them. Floss between your teeth at least once a day, always brush morning and night and use mouthwash daily.
If you experience any bleeding of your gums or are concerned in any way about your oral health, make an appointment to see your dentist or hygienist right away. Visit your dentist during pregnancy, even if you feel everything is ok.
Ugly duckling stage
This is the stage where adult teeth replace baby teeth (deciduous) in a child's mouth.
In normal circumstances the baby teeth fall out naturally and the adult come through and gives an appearance of overcrowding (too many teeth).
As the jaw develops the adult teeth fill the spaces, and in most circumstances treatment is not necessary.
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