Post # 1
A few weeks ago, I was eating dinner and noticed a sharpness on a bottom tooth. I looked and noticed a small chip but I didn’t think much of it. Just now, I was biting a nail (bad habit, I know), and LITERALLY a chunk of my front tooth came off!!! Ummm what?!?!! Is this common during pregnancy!? I am freaking out. I have to get to the dentist ASAP, I look like a total weirdo! And that happened so easily!!!! Anyone else chip a tooth easily while pregnant? It has to be related, right?? I’ve never chipped a tooth in my entire life before pregnancy!!
Post # 3
i chipped a back tooth and i was not pregnant but i do notice that at certain times of the month, my teeth and gums feel different. i think it’s the hormones affect on your mouth. you’re more susceptible to cavity causing bacteria. turns out that my tooth chipped because it was already weakened by decay and while chewing gum, it just broke off. i’m not sure how front teeth are fixed but mine was in the back and the dentist rebuilt it with a white color compound. i can’t even tell that a piece had broken off. i think my dentist did mention that depending on how much breaks off, determines if they can rebuild it with the compound or have to remove and replace with a bridge or implant.
at certain times of the month, my gums feels inflamed. i brush and floss like crazy. my last dental cleaning, they did the perio chart probe and my numbers were not higher than a 2 and the 2s were mainly in the back where i admit i don’t always floss well.
Post # 4
I would say this is probably not due to pregnancy, but probably more to do with your teeth being weak anyway from something else.
I had a tooth chip a few years ago for no good reason. Just sitting around with friends, and I bit down on my fingernail (this was before I stopped biting them) and my tooth chipped.
Your dentist should be able to patch it, but be warned- the patch will likely keep chipping off. I’ve had to have mine re-patched twice now. It’s a bummer.
Post # 5
My MIL chipped her front tooth when she fell. You might want to go to a cosmetic dentist. The dentist did a good job but you can see a color difference between the real tooth and the fix.
Post # 6
@AvantLaLettre: It may have somethng to do with calcium. I have read that a lot of pregnant women have dental issues while pregnant because all of their calcium intake is being diverted to the baby. So they are not actually intaking enough to support their own dental health. In some cases, the recommended daily amount of calcium in a prenatal just isn’t enough for whatever reason, so your dentist may be able to recommend to you exactly how much extra you should be taking:) Good luck….I’m sure that’s all it is – just a bit brittle due to calcium deficiency if you’ve never had this issue before:)
Post # 7
I’ve chipped a couple teeth before I was pregnant. The only reason I can think they might be related is if you need calcium. 🙁
Post # 8
Thanks ladies. Luckily my dentist can see me today!
Post # 9
I know women who have had teeth fall out because they were not taking in enough calcium while pregnant. This is why they recommend drinking more milk and eating more dairy products during pregnancy. The baby will take the calcium from other parts of your body if it is not getting it from other sources.
Post # 10
I was told that pregnancy does affect your mouth and gums, you have higher chances of getting gingivitis [swollen gums and bleeding] so in turn that can affect your teeth too.