For expectant mothers it is quite normal to be concerned about their own general and oral health. Could pregnancy affect my gums? (Yes, gingivitis, inflammation of the gum tissue is common from the second through the eighth month of pregnancy.) Does the calcium for the baby's teeth come from my teeth? (No, this is an old wives' tale!) These are just a few of the questions covered in this response to a Dear Doctor email from an expectant mother.
Learn more facts in Expectant Mothers .