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X-ray frequency and safety

Q: It seems like every time I go to the dentist they want to take x-rays. How often should dental x-rays be taken and how safe are they? This is a frequently asked and important question. Today’s x-ray machines and image capturing techniques are so sensitive, the amount of radiation needed for diagnosis is negligible, almost next to nothing compared to what you get from every day background radiation. Since we know our annual background exposure to natural x-radiation (all around us) is from 2 to… Read More

Is Ibuprofen safe?

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Physicians and dentists have been using ibuprofen to treat headaches and mild to moderate pain for years. Some mild side effects do exist. The most common one is gastrointestinal discomfort. Ibuprofen can irritate the stomach lining and may lead to stomach ulcers. Patients being treated with hypertension should also be cautious since Ibuprofen may increase blood pressure. Other common side effects include constipation, diarrhea, gas or bloating, dizziness, nervousness, and ringing in the ears. Seek medical attention is these symptoms do… Read More

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