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Is it true that constant vomiting with morning sickness can affect your teeth? I never thought of it until my Dad said it…

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  • Yes, gastric reflux (regurgitating food or drink) or the vomiting associated with morning sickness can cover your teeth with strong stomach acids. Repeated reflux and vomiting can damage the surface of the tooth (the enamel) and increase the risk of decay.
    But also during pregnancy, hormonal changes can make your gums more easily irritated and inflamed. If you develop red, puffy or tender gums that bleed when you brush, you may be experiencing an exaggerated response to plaque that builds up on your teeth.
    That’s why it’s important (and safe) to see your dentist while you are pregnant. Your dental health has a big impact on your overall health, which has a major influence on the health of your baby, so it’s important that you maintain a good dental health routine throughout your pregnancy.

  • It wouldn’t be morning sickness that is bad for your teeth, if anything it would be the acid in your vomit-so just keep cleaning your teeth after vomiting. Hope it helps :-)

  • Sure can do not brush immediately after vomiting.

  • The acid can cause damage and therefore make sure teeth are brushed and mouth rinsed after vomiting.

  • don’t stress too much. you will be fine if you don’t leave the spew in your mouth

  • if you are throwing up a lot, the stomach acid eats away at your teeth, so brush them or mouthwash or at least rinse your mouth out.

  • Yes its true. The stomach acid damages the enamel coating.

  • Never thought about that when I was sick I would brush my teeth afterwards so I guess if your cleaning your teeth afterwards you should be right

  • I’m absolutely sure it can’t be good for your teeth but try not to let it worry you too much just do your best to minimise the damage.

  • Midwife told me that morning sickness can affect your teeth and that during pregnancy you should have dental check up

  • Definitely will. Rinse your mouth out but DO NOT brush your teeth straight after vomiting. Visit your dentist, they sell a topical treatment called Tooth Mousse. It will help protect your teeth. If you can, use a mouthwash a couple of times a day to help keep your gums healthy.

  • Sadly, yes. As the others have said it’s the acid you’re bringing up :/

  • Yes it does. It wears away at all the enamel due to the acid. I lost a tooth due to the amount of vomiting I did when I was pregnant. Make sure you rinse your mouth out each time or even better if you can brush your teeth

  • Great advice as usual from the moms and I agree. Do hope you are getting better, best wishes to you and bub.

  • Sure does, erodes the enamel. Make sure you rinse your mouth out really well after being sick. Hope it passes soon.

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