Post # 17
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 # 18
@bsbee: Haha that’s too funny, I didn’t think of that being similar, but I had the same issue getting my molds when I had them. They had me lift my left leg so I wouldn’t gag, but I still swear to this day that it was just a distraction to make me not think about gagging and throwing up and that it physically didn’t do anything…
@Fixin2BMrs.Awesome: I totally understand, I seriously can’t take it anymore! It makes me insane! I know that I’m also supposed to brush like twice as well since I’m prego, and I just can’t do it!
Post # 19
Yes 🙁 I sometimes just rinse with mouthwash instead.
Post # 20
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
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
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!