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will my teeth benefit from a calcium supplement during pregnancy?

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Dr. Robert Lang
52 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly: Only if you did not get enough in your diet. Pregnant women absorb calcium very efficiently so do not take too much or you are at risk of kidney stones.
Answered on Feb 8, 2017
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Dr. Kim Capehart
20 years experience Dentistry
Calcium Supplements: Calcium supplements can have many benefits while you are pregnant. When your pregnant developing baby needs calcium to build strong teeth & bones. Calcium can also help in healthy hearty, nerves, & muscles. Some research states calcium supplementation can help reduce risk of hypertension pre-eclampsia. Make sure you speak to your doctor for guidelines on dosage & frequency.
Answered on Sep 26, 2012
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Nope: Your teeth are already formed. Taking calcium supplements will not strengthen your teeth.
Answered on Feb 1, 2013
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