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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  • 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.



  • It could do.
    If at all possible its a good idea to visit a Dentist before you become pregnant so that you can get any work done and have a good professional clean.
    If you are battling morning sickness then its important to make sure you rinse your mouth out with water everytime you are ill.


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