(Closed) Anyone else have trouble brushing your teeth?!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@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
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I used kids toothpaste while I was pregnant to keep the gagging at bay.

Post # 11
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I totally barfed this morning from brushing. Yuck!

Post # 13
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Never worked for me, but there are some bees that swear by humming while brushing your teeth to keep the nausea at bay. 

Post # 16
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The humming might work im not pregnant but my orthodontist used to have my hum so i would throw up during getting my molds

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