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I'm brushing and flossing and trying to love my teeth and if I can recall they were like this at the end of last pregnancy and it's back again.<br><br>
They are sore. I can't put the top and bottome together with any force. Meat HURTS to eat. Everything else I'm eating I feel like I'm gumming it.<br><br>
And my jaw hurts like I've been talking none stop for hours on end for days on end.<br><br>
Anyone else? I know teeth problems are common in pregnancy. I've always had "perfect" teeth according to the dentist.<br><br>
I guess I really need to break down and find the money and take myself for a check up/cleaning.
 

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There are some good threads here on <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/forumdisplay.php?f=308" target="_blank">mdc</a> about how changing your diet can really help- I know that for me it's helped. Also, chewing gum with xylitol, using xylitol instead of sugars when possible, and using Biotene toothpaste have helped immensely.<br><br>
It seems like the last 2 weeks or so I'm having issues again, and I personally am attributing it to hormones and changing body chemistry. Sucky, but at least I'm closer to having this baby now! lol
 

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I had a lot of gum/teeth issues with my ds...so with this pregnancy, I went in for a good cleaning the very week I tested positive and just had a second one a couple of weeks ago. Prevention really makes a difference! A cleaning alone shouldn't set you back too much. Keep reminding yourself that you deserve it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I've had a little bit of a funny feeling when I bite down after flossing. Not every day. In retrospect I think it's happened on the few days I've flossed after a day of not flossing (rarely happens, but we got home late one night and I bagged it, that kind of thing). So I usually think pretty hard before I forego the floss.
 

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Ha! How about a root canal! Really, it was something I knew needed to be done but the tooth had never bothered me. Then last week it just flared up and I had to have a root canal @ 37.5 weeks!<br><br>
Iknow what you mean about trying to be extra good to my teeth during pregnancy! Sometimes I get that feeling of strangeness with biting down after I've flossed. I haven't had any pain with eating (well, besides the toothache!) I've heard good things about the biotene, I think I'll check that out!
 

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I don't have teeth problems, just brushing problems (seems my little one HATES for me to brush my teeth, and every time I do, I have to throw up).
 

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Ooohhh I had that last time. And this time I've definately gagged a bit if I brush too long.<br><br>
I've noticed my jaw is probably bugging me more than than the teeth. I think it's outta wack and the teeth aren't lining up like they are used to and that's what's causing the pain.<br><br>
And twice in the shower tonite my jaw popped out...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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yikes! do you have TMJ disfunction? do you grind your teeth while sleeping? i go through tooth grinding phases, and someone described it best as waking up feeling like you chewed on a dog bone all night. i got in trouble w/my sister (she's in dental hygiene school and did a cleaning on me a couple months ago) when she saw how worn down some of my teeth are. oops!<br><br>
as far as sensitivity goes, i've had that lately too. on the front side of two of my bottom teeth. i've been using Biotene sensitive toothpaste (along w/flossing regularly) and it's seemed to help a bit.<br><br>
like PPs said, definitely go get your teeth checked out if they're feeling that funny. the dentist can see what's going on with your jaw and your alignment too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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My gums are a little sensitive but otherwise ok.<br><br>
Oddly enough I've gotten to the point where it feels REALLY good to brush the back of my tongue. Like, I'll sit and do it a full minute, it feels like a massage!
 

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I managed to chip a tooth almost clean in half - the enamel along the edge just broke sheer off. All my teeth feel really sensitive and weak now. :/ I wonder if it's to do with calcium, personally.... there's calcium in my pre-natals, but I'm not really drinking milk much beyond that. I think the babe has hollowed out my teeth. :/<br><br>
I've an appointment to see a dentist almost immediately after the babe is born...
 

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well, i have genetically crappy teeth, so i started at a distinct disadvantage. but during this pregnancy alone, i've needed two teeth pulled and broken three others. add the whole bleeding gums thing (which only happens when i'm pregnant), and i'm feeling like my mouth is a war zone. i already have appointments set up for the end of august to repair the breaks and fill several cavities.
 

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Yikes! Do you think calcium pills help? I've been taking two a day and (knock on wood) have had no problems of the teeth-breaking variety.
 

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I've been taking so many tums the calcium shouldn't be a problem <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
The jaw thing is left over from a rouge fastball injury <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I was playing short stop and a ball bounced up and popped my jaw out. It popped back in right away but every so often I have problems with it.<br><br>
I've been holding a TONNE of tension in my jaw. I usually do but I can't relax right now for some reason (*cough* the three M's - MIL, Mom, Money) and I think that's affecting it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
But with the intense brushing routine the teeth are feeling better but the bite down still feels off...<br><br>
Relax the jaw, relax the jaw...
 
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