Dental Myth 1: Pregnancy steals calcium from your teeth causing you to have more cavities During pregnancy there are many changes that occur to your body as a result in the influx of hormones. Also, there is typically a change in diet due to restrictions imposed to protect the baby. These two factors amid many others (most notably the exhaustion that most expecting mothers feel as well as symptoms of morning sickness) can lead to a change in the risk for cavities that they may face. For example, most pregnant women eat less artificial sugars than they may have previously and are forced to switch to regular sugar, this coupled with being more tired than usual and perhaps a lax in brushing and flossing can cause them to develop cavities during pregnancy. Although there may be other factors at play, such as a subtle change in the oral environment during pregnancy, we typically do not find that calcium is leeched from the teeth and in turn causing more cavities, but more often a series of subtle changes that make you more susceptible to developing cavities.
0 0 Andrew Frangella https://drfrangella.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/frangella-logo.png Andrew Frangella2014-08-05 15:56:202014-08-05 15:56:20Dental Myths Busted!