Dentist Questions Pregnancy

Do teeth get affected during pregnancy?

I am currently 3 months pregnant and I have read that during pregnancy may have an impact on my teeth. Is this true? Why does this happen?

22 Answers

You should have no problems during pregnancy with your teeth as long as you maintain routine 6 month check ups with your dentist and follow their instructions calcium supplements will be given in addition to your pregnancy regimen if it is necessary to add diet dietetic supplements
Yes, pregnancy can result in a change that you can see in your mouth. Usually, due to the increase in pregnancy hormones, some women may experience an increase in gum inflammation. This would appear as puffy, dark red or purplish gum tissue that bleeds rather easily. More frequent professional hygiene appointments with your dental hygienist would be a step in the right direction in order to minimize the pregnancy effects on the gums.
You must brush and floss twice a day exquisitely or you will have some topical damage or more if you don't do it frequently.
Pregnancy gingivitis affects the gums and could cause tenderness and bleeding due to the fact that there are many hormones circulating in the body during pregnancy. The same processes that are forming new blood vessels and the circulatory system of the baby are going through you and can cause changes and inflammation of your gum tissues. Floss and brush everyday and if you experience significant pain, swelling, bleeding, tenderness, see your dentist and they can help.
Gum tissue is usually more affected by pregnancy than teeth. It is vital that you get your routine checkup (get your teeth cleaned by a licensed hygienist and exam by a dentist) early on in your pregnancy. It is known that all bacteria in the mouth travels down through the body, including to the baby. Healthier environments make a healthier pregnancy.  Congratulations on your pregnancy!
During pregnancy, morning sickness, inability to brush due to nausea, hormonal levels all may have an effect on the oral health. Increased acid levels due to vomiting erodes enamel on teeth, inability to brush due to nausea increases bacteria counts in the mouth and hormones during pregnancy can lead to gingival inflammation. It is important to get a cleaning and check-up during your pregnancy, although you may need to take precautions when taking xrays.
Mostly it’s the gums in a pregnant woman that show signs of inflammation. Some women find more bleeding when brushing, flossing, or using a rubber tip stimulator. Some of the reasons are probably hormonal, and you can only try to control the inflammation as best as possible. The gums themselves are usually not detrimentally affected by the pregnancy.

Best of luck to you and your baby.
Dear patient,

It is true. Estrogen level is increasing and gums are affected. This can lead to pregnancy gingivitis, so bleeding gums are very common. Besides that level of calcium can be decreasing so the teeth can get more prone to caries.
Yes, this is completely true. I've a press release about the importance of Mothers' Oral Health during pregnancy. It can be reached here:
It can. Most women experience a tremendous change in their hormones, which directly influences the teeth. Step up your hygiene game during pregnancy. Brush twice daily, floss once daily, and rinse with mouth wash! Also, see your dentist on a regular basis (every 6 months).
The problem is not so much the teeth but the gums. Pregnancy gingivitis is pretty common and the gums have a tendency to retain more water and they become puffy and sometimes bleed. It is important to keep up with your hygiene during your pregnancy and your teeth should be fine.
Yes it does. You need to take vitamin supplements as most of the moms vitamins are used by the developing fetus.
It happens mostly to the gums due to hormonal changes. Google Pregnancy gingivitis.
During pregnancy female body undergoes hormonal changes which affect the gums and teeth.Bleeding of gums is very common during pregnancy.As dentist I advice pregnant patients to get their cleanings done.
Yes that it true. Because the increase of hormones, you’ll notice more gingival inflammation. Beware on certain type of medications that can be harmful to your child’s baby teeth development
Most frequently pregnant women suffer from bleeding gums. This is due to hormonal changes. Best to be extra vigilant with oral hygiene during this time.
Yes it's true. Has to do with hormonal changes and the fact that you have another life inside of you that is taking some of your nutrients as well
Gingivitis or inflammation of gums during pregnancy is common. You may notice more bleeding around the gums. Getting regular dental cleanings during pregnancy and after delivery is very important, as is proper brushing and daily flossing. Build up of bacteria in general causes cavities and weakened tooth structure so eliminating bacteria thoroughly on a daily basis and maintenance with regular dental visits is key to preventing dental issues during pregnancy.
Typically with pregnancy the gums are affected. The oral microbiome changes leading to increased sensitivity, swelling, and inflammation of the gums. This leads to a condition called pregnancy gingivitis which can be quite uncomfortable. The changes in teeth would be due to inability to properly take care of your teeth with the inflamed gums.
Yes, the most common issue during pregnancy is what's called "pregnancy gingivitis". It's due to all the hormonal changes. You may notice something bleeding when brushing or flossing or the gum tissue may appear red/swollen. It will go away once baby comes!
When pregnant there are a few things to remember in order to prevent dental problems. First cravings can cause excessive snacking, and consuming carbohydrates too frequently will lead to cavities. Also the woman's body is chock full of estrogen which makes supergerms of the germs that cause bone loss and periodontal disease. So brushing, flossing and professional cleanings are particularly important.