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Doctor insights on: Will My Teeth Benefit From A Calcium Supplement During Pregnancy

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Could a calcium supplement help to strengthen my teeth?

Could a calcium supplement help to strengthen my teeth?

See an orthodontist : A healthy bite and good looking smile is important at any age. A variety of orthodontic treatments are available today for all ages and all situations (e.g. gaps, overbite, underbite, etc.). Orthodontists are trained three years longer than a general dentist. Call orthodontist for evaluation. If you have a healthy diet and you should be getting enough calcium from milk, cheese and yoghurts. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamin supplements that you can take that benefit your teeth? Strengthen them? Would calcium help? Or such a thing as regenerating?

Are there any vitamin supplements that you can take that benefit your teeth? Strengthen them?  Would calcium help? Or such a thing as regenerating?

no specific: Vitamins and calcium are helpful in general..Its good to have daily.But not specific for teeth strengthening.Eat healthy and you will be able to get all vitamins and minerals.. ...Read more

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What happens if i'm calcium deficient during pregnancy? I try to get all the needed allotment for the day but don't achieve it every day. I'm 29w.

Do your best: Pregnancy is a time of excitement, but also stress that we women put on ourselves worrying about the future. Take your prenatal vitamins every day as best you can and eat a well-balanced diet; keep your prenatal appointments. If you choose to breast feed, your calcium intake becomes very important then as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Yes: Building healthy bones & teeth. While your bones provide an abundant supply of calcium for your developing baby, you can insure you're not depleted of this vital mineral by taking 1500mg of calcium and 400 units of vitamin d daily while pregnant and breastfeeding too. While many prenatal vitamins contain the later, they often don't have enough calcium. Dairy products or a supplement will suffice. ...Read more

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Are Tums (calcium carbonate) safe during pregnancy? If so, how many can I take a day?

Are Tums (calcium carbonate) safe during pregnancy? If so, how many can I take a day?

Should be fine: If you are having severe symptoms of gastric indigestion it would be advisable to discuss this with your obstetrician. You may want to be on medication somewhat stronger than topical tums, (calcium carbonate) and you should also be checked for helicobacter infection. Have a great baby. ...Read more

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Why is calcium so low in prenatal vitamins? Should i take extra supplements (in addition to prenatal vitamins) before and during pregnancy?

Why is calcium so low in prenatal vitamins?  Should i take extra supplements (in addition to prenatal vitamins) before and during pregnancy?

Not required by FDA: Discuss this with your gynecologist. Depending on your gynecologist's interpretation of the literature, medical association/society recommendations he/she follows, and your diet the proper recommendation will be made. ...Read more

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Can calcium supplementation during pregnancy help prevent hypertensive disorders?

Can calcium supplementation during pregnancy help prevent hypertensive disorders?

No: Attempts at using medications or supplements to avoid hypertensive problems in pregnancy have not been successful to make recommendations for routine use. ...Read more

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Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) during pregnancy cause aging of the placenta, or calcify the placenta?

Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) during pregnancy cause aging of the placenta, or calcify the placenta?

No: Not that I know of. Granted there is calcium in Tums, but a lot of women take calcium in pregnancy and, for the most part, your kidneys are going to filter out and pee out, excess calcium. Having said that, it's always possible to overdose on any medication, so I would not take more than is recommended. If Tums isn't helping your gastric reflux, then consider taking Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more