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Is calcium lost from my teeth if I am pregnant?

A common myth surrounding pregnancy is that the body takes away calcium from the teeth because it has greater needs. However, your teeth do not provide the nutrition for your baby - your diet does. If you are not eating enough foods that contain calcium, your body actually uses stores from your bones, not your teeth. Many dairy products such as milk and cheese have a high concentration of calcium. If you are pregnant, you should be taking prenatal vitamins, which also will provide some calcium. Other supplements can be recommended by your doctor or dentist.

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