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A mum-of-four has detailed how her teeth started falling out when she was just 21-years-old, triggered by her pregnancies.

Alicia says her teeth were ‘perfect’ as a child, and she only had her first filling as an 18-year-old. But once she fell pregnant everything changed. She now has none of her natural teeth, instead using snap-in dentures. And she’s amassed a following of almost three million people on her TikTok account, where she candidly shares her story.

“I never had a cavity until I was over the age of 18, I had perfect teeth growing up,” Alicia explains. “I never liked the dentist but I never even had to get a filling until I was over the age of 18. I even had sealant caps put on my teeth when I was a kid because they were so good. They give them to you if you have no cavities to help protect them.”

It wasn’t until Alicia was expecting that she discovered her teeth were deteriorating.

“I had my first baby when I was 21, my teeth started going bad from the inside. They never turned black and started rotting on the outside, it was going on on the inside, it was something I couldn’t see until the teeth would literally give out and break one day. And if you’d look inside it, it would be totally brittle and hollow.

“I got my first partial when I was 21, my second partial and $10,000 of restorative work (bridges and crowns to keep my natural teeth), when I was 24 – second baby. Then I had babies three and four at 28 and 30. The bridge abscessed and I needed snap-in dentures.”

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The mum shares her makeup routines on TikTok, transforming her toothless look to perfectly made-up mumma. And she’s found solidarity with other mums who’ve had major dental issues during pregnancy.

Does pregnancy make teeth fall out?

Losing teeth in pregnancy

There’s an old saying: ‘gain a child, loose a tooth’. And while it might not be literally true, there is some truth to the impact pregnancy has on teeth.

Pregnancy is a huge drain on a woman’s body, and that includes her dental health. Gum disease and tooth decay are common in pregnancy, with hormones playing havoc with our mouths. But most dental professionals say that as long as women continue good oral hygiene and keep seeing their dentist during pregnancy, your teeth will remain healthy.

But there are dozens of women who have responded to Alicia with their own horror stories.

“No one believes me that pregnancy really messed my teeth up!” writes Erin Rivera. “I had great teeth before I was pregnant.”

“I thought I was the only person who lost their teeth from pregnancy,” replied Brittany Nussear. “I’m so embarrassed I can’t afford dental work.”

Alicia videos have even attracted the attention of dentists. “Dentist here,” write Dr Calley Jo. “It’s crazy that our education teaches us that pregnancy doesn’t do this. But with 21 years of experience, it does! More research is needed!”

Did you have dental dilemmas during pregnancy? Let us know what happened in the comments below.

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  • I asked my dentist about this and she made it seem impossible for pregnancy to cause such an outcome

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  • Oh wow! While I didn’t enjoy being pregnant and I certainly didn’t “glow” I was lucky enough not to experience that! I did get bleeding gums though..

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  • No, luckily I didn’t. My kids were born in Northern Ireland and dental care is free there for pregnant women and a year after birth, which is very helpful for those who have problems.

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  • My teeth didn’t fall out but they became very sensitive and I had more cavities than usual.

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  • Oh no that’s terrible. I feel sorry for anyone with teeth problems esp. from pregnancy.

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  • I had HG with my second pregnancy. I was so worried that with the everyday vomiting that the stomach acid would wear my teeth. However my dentist was surprised at how ok my teeth survived unscathed in the pregnancy.

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  • Gain a child but loose a tooth – sorry but this saying just no justices for me. I love my full set of teeth – top and bottom. They might look the best but they are still mine. Don’t wish on anyone.

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  • Oh no! I’m so glad to have not experienced that. When I was pregnant I would get swollen and sore gums.

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  • This is so true. Pregnant mums are always at risk of gum and tooth problems. I experienced bleeding gums so really had to be extra with brushing my teeth.

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  • This is legit my worst nightmare. Always had bad dreams of teeth falling out. This poor mum experienced it.

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  • Wow I didn’t know pregnancy could do that, I’ve had so much hair fall out but no teeth luckily.

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  • Unbelievable. I did have bleeding gums that I had no idea were related to pregnancy.

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  • I’ve heard that pregnancy can affect your teeth but didn’t think it would make them all fall out! Sounds like something else may have been going on too

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  • I don’t have great teeth to start with and pregnancy definitely started causing more havoc on them, luckily for me not this bad.

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  • 3 kids in 3 years, I always ended up with some tooth drama. I have lost 3 teeth during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth.

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