Post # 1
Any other pregnant bees out there have a hard time with brushing your teeth? Brushing my teeth makes me gag about 15 times until I finally start throwing up…then I have to brush my teeth again because I threw up. It’s a HORRIBLE cycle!!! I’m currently 15 weeks, and I had hoped that it would go away with the morning sickness but it hasn’t. Anyone else have this problem, and what did you do? It’s so frustrating!
Post # 3
@MissBMarie1428: my mom was like this when she was pregnant with me. She never had morning sickness but when she would brush her teeth she always felt like she had a hair in the back of her throat. Not sure about what she did about it but youre not alone.
Post # 4
Yes!! I don’t have any answers or suggestions… But I feel your pain. My Darling Husband and I had a nightly getting ready for bed ritual we’ve been doing since we started dating. Take out contacts, brush our teeth and chat. Now he stays far away since I end up puking in the sink half of the time.
*hugs* thankfully pregnancy isn’t forever.
Post # 5
No advice really but I am 26 weeks and still have this problem atleat 50% of the time 🙁 The only thing that helps me is to use less toothpaste but even then it doesnt help 100% of the time.
Post # 6
Me! I’m only 6w4d and it’s never made me throw up yet but it definitely makes me gag a bunch. I try to avoid 2 things to help.. 1- letting the toothpaste foam build up in my mouth making my mouth feel full and 2- going super far back when I’m brushing my tongue. Seems to have helped a little.
My gums are super sensitive too, after I flossed yesterday it felt like my teeth were going to fall out the rest of the day 🙁 so sore.
Post # 7
I’ve had this issue the entire time (currenly 23 weeks). I just brush for 10-20 seconds now and call it good. The evening is usually easier than the morning for me, but I also take medication daily for the nausea.
A neighbor of mine told me to just brush with water if it was bad. Have you tried that? Or maybe a less offensive toothpaste? I’ve always had issues with mint toothpaste for some reason, but have yet to switch to something else.
Post # 8
that happened to me a few times in my first trimester, then i thougt it went away…until my third trimester it started happening again and more easily. i had one week where i threw up 3 times. once after a good breakfast before work so i ended up having to buy food on the way to work because i was still hungry, lol.
i seemed to have gotten a handle on it now by just being extra careful when i brush and rinse my mouth. i found what made me gag was when water/toothpaste trickled to the back of my throat, so now i stay leaning forward over the sink and when i rinse, i don’t put too much water in my mouth at once so i have more control over where it goes…..hope that’s not Too Much Information, but that is what has seemed to work for me lately as it hasn’t happened for a couple of weeks now!
Post # 9
I used kids toothpaste while I was pregnant to keep the gagging at bay.
Post # 10
Thanks for the support, everyone! I’m glad to know that I’m not alone! I did try leaning over the sink last night to brush my teeth so that the stuff wouldn’t pool in my throat and it seemed to really help.
Post # 11
Yes, this totally happens to me all the time! It’s actually gotten so bad that I lost a filling from all the stomach acid. I have to go in Tuesday to get that fixed, and honestly I’m just hoping I don’t throw upall over my dentist and that she’s able to fix it without too much trouble, because now it’s a bit chipped where I lost the filling, and it’s in a difficult spot. I’ll be trying out some of these tips because I’ve yet to figure out anything that helps.
Post # 12
I totally barfed this morning from brushing. Yuck!
Post # 13
Thankfully I never had that happen! One thing is important though, don’t brush right after you throw up. Just rinse your mouth out with water and use a fluoride rinse. You can brush an hour later.
Post # 14
Never worked for me, but there are some bees that swear by humming while brushing your teeth to keep the nausea at bay.
Post # 15
Hmm…I’m never heard of humming while brushing, but I’m willing to give anything a try haha! I also bought an electric toothbrush and I seem to gag less using that than using the regular toothbrush…
Post # 16
The humming might work im not pregnant but my orthodontist used to have my hum so i would throw up during getting my molds