Mom Takes to TikTok to Talk About Losing Teeth During Pregnancy
A mom of three who goes by the name Gigi Naturally shared a video on TikTok where she talked about something that a lot of folks don’t seem to know about: that some women lose teeth when they are pregnant.
Gigi showed viewers a gap where she lost a tooth while pregnant that she said is too expensive to replace.
She added that she lost two other teeth during another pregnancy.
Check out her video to see what she had to say about her expriences.
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Gigi said “I shared my video because I want other people to know that [tooth loss] is OK to talk about and that they’re not alone and no one should be embarrassed of the things that can possibly happen to your body when you have children. Giving life is a gift, and [everything] that comes with it should be known.”
Dr. Christine Sterling is an OBGYN and she offered some insight on the subject. She said, “One of the most common causes of tooth loss both in and out of pregnancy is periodontitis, a severe gum infection that, without treatment, can lead to loss of the bone that supports your teeth.”
She added, “The hormones of pregnancy can increase inflammation in the gums and loosen the ligaments and bones that support the teeth, making them more prone to loss.”