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Smile Time: How To Handle Your Morning Sickness

We know that you’ve got quite a lot on your mind. When it comes to morning sickness, it’s affecting more of your day than you thought it would and, unfortunately, you’re finding that it’s taking a serious toll on your smile! You want to care for your teeth and gums but brushing sounds awful. You can’t stand the way your toothpaste tastes anymore. To make matters worse, when you actually become sick, you worry you’re going to end up completely eroding your enamel. We understand. Our Columbia, TN team is also fully prepared to help you handle this part of pregnancy, so your oral health doesn’t have to be one more thing causing you worry.

You Might Want To Try Different Toothpaste

Our team wants you to consider your toothpaste flavor. You probably loved it once. However, is it literally making you gag now. Don’t try to keep using it. Instead, do yourself a very serious favor and find something else that you either find exceptionally delicious (or something that is so bland you can barely taste it). You’ll be able to brush and protect your oral health without too much stress.

Don’t Rush The Brushing If It’s Too Early

Of course, you know that brushing in the morning and again in the evening is essential when you’re avoiding cavities and more. However, we want you to remember that if you cannot stick to your usual schedule down to the second, it’s okay. Perhaps you’re not ready to brush first thing in the morning due to morning sickness. Give yourself time and then brush when you feel you can handle it. As a result, your dental hygiene will prove more successful than if you force yourself to brush when you feel queasy.

Address Acids By Rinsing First

When vomiting is part of morning sickness for you, there might not be anything you can do to completely make it go away. However, you can keep your teeth as safe as possible by immediately rinsing with water after it happens. If you can, brush later on (after about 30 minutes) for further protection against the acids.

Let Us Know If You Have Questions

Don’t let yourself feel alone! Let us help you keep your oral health safe. Come in for a visit and we will be happy to offer you lots of helpful advice.

See Us For Dental Care During Pregnancy

Remember that when you’re pregnant, it is absolutely essential that you receive professional dental care. Call us to schedule your visit soon! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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