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Do pregnant women lose teeth during or after delivery?

This is simply not true. While the developing fetus does in fact need calcium, protein, and other nutrients, the fetus does not "cannibalize" the mother's teeth. Some calcium might be taken from bone elsewhere in her body but there is no evidence that teeth are affected. Good oral health for you and your baby can be achieved through good nutrition with balanced meals and routine oral health care practices like brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and using fluoride mouth rinses.

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