How to prevent damage to your teeth from morning sickness

100% Worth it
0% Not sure
0% Not worth it

Submitted by:

Pregnancy can be a blessing and a curse. Yes, you get a wonderful baby out of it and you spend nine months quite literally creating another human life, however it can take it's toll on your body. Your body aches, your feet are swollen and in a dentist's opinion, the worst of them all is morning sickness. Unfortunately, morning sickness affects about 70–80% of all pregnant women to some extent (vomiting or acid reflux/heartburn) and the acid from your stomach can be strong enough to cause tooth erosion, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists`. Thankfully, there are some things we can do to reduce the risk of acid erosion following morning sickness and a trip to the dentist can give you some guidance.

What You'll Need

  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Water

What You'll Do

  • Although you may want to brush your teeth immediately after morning sickness- DONT. If you brush your teeth straight after, the friction of the toothbrush against the teeth actually can make matters worse as it is actually massaging the acid onto the teeth, making them more likely to erode.
  • Instead of brushing straight after, use alcohol free mouthwash or a home made 'wash' to give you a fresh taste and to neutralise the stomach acid in your mouth. You can make your own rinse by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water and rinsing with that.
  • Wait an hour after your morning sickness to brush your teeth. This allows your mouth enough time to neutralize the acids and bring the PH of your mouth to a health state.
Report this health tip as inappropriate
Good Zing does not review third-party tips for the accuracy of any kind, including health or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment recommendations. All tips are submitted by users and should in no way be substituted for professional or medical advice. Good Zing does not provide health or medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or prescription recommendations.

0 Comments

Have your tried this tip?

Help someone out with a quick review

So how well did it work?

1 = Didn't work. 5 = Wohoo!

Your Comment

Join our Facebook community for daily health inspo!


COOKIES & PRIVACY
We use cookies to maximise your experience on our site. To ensure we are compliant with new E-privacy Regulations, we are required to ask your consent to set the cookies. A copy of our Cookies Policy can be found here