Old Myth or Fact: Every pregnancy you lose a tooth?

United States
April 9, 2007 9:07am CST
Okay I'm curious to hear what everyone thinks on this. I've heard it is true and then I've heard it isn't. Now in my own case, every pregnancy at the end I've lost a tooth. One dentist told me it was because of the loss of calcium because the baby takes it and another told me it was just the fact woman got poor hygiene during pregnancy. What do you think or have you heard?
2 responses
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Poor nutrition during pregnancy will cause physical problems for mothers as well as preborn/newborn babies.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
9 Apr 07
It's because the baby gets it's nutrients first. So if you don't take in enough calcium, the baby gets it so your bones and teeth suffer. I got some nasty cavities when I was pregnant!