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All I know on this subject, because I went to the dentist about two weeks ago, is when we're pregnant, our mouth/teeth/gum health requires extra attention because the body is more focused on creating a baby. My dentist told me to floss daily, brush daily, and use sensitive toothpaste if it feels necessary.
Happy gums to you! Best wishes.
doeie04:Just wanted to add that you need to make sure you are taking enough calcium, or your baby will leach the calcium from your body, which includes your teeth. :(
Oh yeah, THIS.
I knew I was forgetting something
This is not true! The baby does not take calcium from your teeth. Where do these crazy ideas come from?
I had a lot of issued with my gums during my first pregnancy. My dentist explained that your mouth actually overcompensates when you are pregnant and that's why some women have issues. If you have minor mouth issues before being pregnant they can just get amplified during pregnancy. Just make sure to brush and floss at least twice a day and if you can tolerate it you should get your 6 month cleaning during pregnancy.
animalcrckr: doeie04:Just wanted to add that you need to make sure you are taking enough calcium, or your baby will leach the calcium from your body, which includes your teeth. :(This is not true! The baby does not take calcium from your teeth. Where do these crazy ideas come from?
The dentist, or hygienist. I forget which one.
i am a hygienist....this whole idea that the baby can steal calcium from your teeth is totally untrue. what tends to lead to dental problems during pregnancy and after is just lifestyle changes. you have less time/energy to take care of yourself. take your vitamins, go get your cleaning, and brush and floss well daily and you wont have to worry. use sensodye if your experiencing sensitivity.
also-if you are experiencing ms, and throwing up, DO NOT immediately brush your teeth, sounds gross but it is pretty much just brushing stomach acid into your teeth and is very damaging. rinse with water and wait a little before brushing.
and flouride in water and toothpaste wont hurt you or your baby as long as you dont eat the entire tube of toothpaste