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

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

OMG, I have had an issue with brushing since my first pregnancy (my daughter is now 10) and it is terrible. I also developed some strange habits such as only brushing my teeth in the kitchen (away from the tiolet) and only using lukewarm water, never brushing my tongue or cheeks. My husband thinks I am nuts! lol I am wondering if it would be any better to use those mini purse size, pre-pasted toothbrush things!?! Good luck ladies! 

Post # 19
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes 🙁 I sometimes just rinse with mouthwash instead.

Post # 20
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

not pregnant but have a few ideas as i suffer from this too: get a baby toothbrush, its small and less likely to touch the back of your mouth/tonsils while you brush (round electric brushes are good too). also, breathe deeply or hum like others have suggested.

Post # 21
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did when I was pregnant! I could barely brush my tongue b/c it would always make me gag! Happy that’s over:)

Post # 22
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When I have patients who have a problem with gagging I put a small amount of salt (yes, table salt!) on the tip of their tongue. Supposedly it confuses the brain and stops the gagging. It tastes horrible but it may help!

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