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Hello,I am 28 years old,female,living in The Netherlands.I am pregnant in the 5th month now,when I noticed that one of my front teeth is moving/shaking when I am touching it.I got really concerned about it.In general my tooth are of a  weak structure,they tend to break easy.Any advice would be of great help.Thanks in advance!

It is not possible to guess what the problem is without an x-ray and, preferably, also a clinical examination.

Front teeth can feel slightly mobile just naturally. The slight normal mobility might increase due to abnormal biting forces. There might also be a periodontal problem, or something might be wrong in the root of the tooth.

You should go to a dentist who knows the history of your dental treatments and have an x-ray and a check-up. Meanwhile, the best thing to do is to brush and floss your teeth as thoroughly as possible.


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Marketta Hormia, DDS, PhD


I am a periodontist living and working in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, where I have my private dental practice. I am an international member of the American Academy of Periodontology. I have a Ph.D degree and a long background in research and teaching at the University of Helsinki and at the University of Turku, Finland. I function as an adjunct Professor at these Universities. I have also worked as a visiting scientist at the Scripps Clinic and research Foundation, la Jolla, CA. I can answer any question in the fields of dentistry and periodontics.


Private practitioner in Helsinki, Finland over 20 years. Former researcher and teacher at two Finnish Universities.

The Finnish Society of Dentists, Division of Periodontology, American academy of Periodontology

Over 30 scientific research articles published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals (can be found on PubMed)

D.D.S., Ph.D, Specialist in Periodontology. Adjunct Professor.

Awards and Honors
Visiting Scientist at the Scripps Research Foundation, San Diego, California, 1992-1994. NIH grant

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Dental patients, national and international. All kinds of dental, oral and temporomandibular joint problems

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