Dental X-rays Might Result in Small Babies

Women who undergo dental X-rays while pregnant face an increased risk of having underweight babies. Women who had had dental X-rays during pregnancy faced about double the risk of having a low birth weight baby born either prematurely or full-term, and more than triple the risk of having a full-term underweight baby. While some dental emergencies may require X-rays, it may be wise for women to avoid them for routine care while pregnant. There are many things you can do to have a healthy pregnancy, like taking fish oil for one.

USA Today April 27, 2004

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