Claims from Dental Students By looking at the patient’s teeth, she can tell if she’s pregnant.
A viral video has stunned viewers by revealing that their dentist knows a lot more about them than whether or not they floss, and can even identify if a woman is pregnant.
Sukhmani Singh, a doctor of dental surgery candidate at the University of Minnesota, has gone popular on TikTok after making the outrageous claim that dentists can tell if their patients are expecting a baby. On the video-sharing website, Singh is known as @thatdentalgal, and she frequently broadcasts educational videos about oral health and how dental treatments function in the interest of what she calls “edutainment.”
Singh explains to viewers in a video from early May that dentists and oral surgeons can frequently discover early symptoms of pregnancy by looking at a patient’s mouth.
She begins, “Your dentist may be able to determine you’re pregnant.” “This is attributable not just to nausea and enamel degradation, but also to a condition known as ‘pregnancy gingivitis,’ which affects 30 to 50 percent of pregnant women.”
She explains, “The gums become irritated, sensitive, and more prone to bleeding.”
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Pregnant women have a higher risk of having gingivitis, which is defined as a “infection of the gingivae [gums]that can produce swelling and tenderness,” according to the American Dental Association (ADA). It “can harm the supporting tissues that hold your teeth in place” if left untreated.
In some instances, pregnancy gingivitis can appear as “lumps…along the gum line and between teeth. Known as”pregnancy tumors,” they are not cancerous and typically disappear post-pregnancy, but can be surgically removed if deemed medically necessary, according to the ADA.
Mothers took to the comments section on Singh’s video to share their own pregnancy gingivitis stories. “My gums bled so much during pregnancy!! During my cleaning they were extra careful because even the smallest touch caused so much bleeding!” one woman shared. “My mom said the dentist asked, ‘How far along [are you?]’—she didn’t know she was pregnant yet!” another viewer claimed.
Others claimed that their pregnancy caused other dental issues. “Omg when I was pregnant I kid you not some of my teeth were loose I was. This is a brief summary.