Do teeth decay more quickly during pregnancy?

The belief that "calcium is withdrawn from the mother's teeth during pregnancy and therefore each baby will cause the mother to lose a tooth" is absolutely not true. The disruption of the balance in the body during pregnancy creates an environment suitable for rapid tooth decay.

The reasons why teeth decay more quickly during this period are as follows;

∙ Excessive cravings for sweets and junk food during the period when the baby is being fed and tooth brushing is neglected after eating these foods

∙ After vomiting in the first months, the mother may not pay enough attention to oral care.

∙ With the effect of pregnancy hormones (estrogen, progertron), the gums bleed more easily and the mother avoids brushing her teeth. For these reasons, it is necessary to pay more attention to dental health during this period.

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