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“Steer clear of teeth whiten­ing,” says Dr San­dra Short from Gen­tle Den­tal Care in Syd­ney. “The chem­i­cals used are very strong bleach­ing agents and we use UV light to ac­ti­vate them. It is def­i­nitely a case where you should err on the side of cau­tion.” San­dra con­tin­ues, “I also don’t like to take X-rays when women are preg­nant as we are deal­ing with ra­di­a­tion.” If you need to have a fill­ing, make an ap­point­ment dur­ing a safe time in your preg­nancy. “We al­ways do them in the sec­ond trimester to cause as lit­tle stress to the baby as pos­si­ble,” says San­dra. Sur­pris­ingly, or­thodon­tics works well in the third trimester. “Your body is pre­par­ing for birth and, as such, all the bones, in­clud­ing the jaws and teeth, soften, which means teeth move rapidly. We can achieve a year’s worth of re­sults in those three months.” Who knew?

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