How bad do teeth usually get after a pregnancy?

My teeth have gotten really bad in this pregnancy, i heurd that some women's teeth even rot.How bad do teeth usually get after a pregnancy, and is it normal? Are my teeth problems pregnancy related?

<3mommy to one boy<3 asked on 10 May '11 at 16:43

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~*lariena ?'s her baby boy*~ answer on 10 May '11 at 16:43

well, there are a few reasons your teeth tend to go south during pregnancy and after. the chemical composition of many many systems in your body has changed and this includes your saliva. this being said, you're more prone to cavities due to the change in your saliva. your gums also become super super sensitive. did you know that most dental insurance companies will approve 2-3 extra cleanings while you're pregnant vs one every six months? call your dental insurance and see if yours does. also, your baby's bones are growing soo rapidly right now and your baby is sapping so much calcium from you as well to build their strong healthy bones. think of it this way, when we break a bone, it takes around 6 weeks for the body to rebuild it. that's just a BREAK! your baby is growing by leaps and bounds week by week which means your body is working over time for 40 weeks to keep up with their growth for an entire skeletal system! that's probably 100 times more work than simply healing a break or fracture. just make sure to take extra precaution. brush 3 times a day instead of 2, floss frequently, rinse well, and drink plenty of milk (milk is not the only source of calcium btw. look up other sources if you're not a fan of milk like me).

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Dee s answer on 09 May '11 at 17:01

A "chemical pregnancy" is just another term for an early miscarriage. Many times this happens without the woman even knowing she is pregnant. Usually the reason for this is because of abnormalities with the developing fetus or due to the embryo not implanting properly within the womb lining itself. Your doctor will probably advise you to wait for 2 - 3 months before trying again to conceive as it can take a while for your hormone level to return to its normal level. Usually it takes longer if you miscarry further along. So given the fact that you were only a few weeks along it should only be a week or two. Try not to worry.... it is perfectly normal and happens more often than a lot of people realise as it often occurs very early on after conception and most people assume it is their period but a little late. I have had this happen myself and have gone on to have a perfectly healthy baby since then so it does not mean that anything is wrong with you. Hope this helps and good luck =)

Tausha answer on 09 May '11 at 17:15

It normally takes around two weeks from the point of conception for your body to produce enough HcG (pregnancy hormone) to be readable on a typical at Home pregnancy test. I believe blood tests can tell sooner but you'll need to make an appointment with your doctor for one of those. Good luck!

Pregnant, 1st born answer on 09 May '11 at 17:30

5 weeks you must see your gynecologist or your midwife for scan. my friend had the same problem, she only find out she was pregnant after 3 months, worse part she was getting her normal period every month. our bodies act different the scan or blood test will surely help. baby dust to you.

??????? {5 ????s ???? ?????? 4}? answer on 09 May '11 at 17:44

Pregnancy symptoms? I've never been pregnant so I can't answer this. Hahahahahahah! Just Kidding! lol! I love messin with you! Actually, it may still be EARLY to have pregnancy symptoms right now. You have period symptoms a week before your period is do? Hmmm, I mean in a way it all depends on you. Like do your breasts usually get tender and sore during your period? If they do, then no, that wouldn't be a pregnancy sign for you. I mean like period like symptoms that you don't normally get will probably occur due to pregnancy obviously. It all depends on you. I mean if you don't get a positive in your first pregnancy test then wait a couple days and take it again. Sometimes you recieve a false positive, also, make sure you take your test FIRST thing in the morning when you wake up, mainly so you have fresh urine to take the test. The results will so-to-say be "stronger".

Kappy70 answer on 09 May '11 at 17:44

First, make sure you are old enough to be allowed to get a tattoo legally in your state. From a practical standpoint, a tattoo on the back or side of your hip will stretch less than one that is more on the belly, but you can expect any of them to stretch some and possibly not go back to normal. Also, make sure that the you know what chemicals are in the ink you are getting and research them online for safety and carcinogenicity before getting that tattoo. The last thing you need is an ink with a toxic chemical in it, especially when you get pregnant.