- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I posted a couple of weeks ago about my tooth pain. I went to the dentist and they found the beginnings of a couple of cavities that they wanted to wait to fill until I am in the 2nd trimester. To slow the tooth decay and reduce sensitivity, they did a fluoride treatment. I am used to the kind where they fill the tray with foam and then remove it from your teeth. This time, however, they did a varnish, where they painted this sticky stuff on my teeth without rinsing my mouth. They told me that it would come off naturally during the day and was perfectly safe to swallow.
The dentist and the hygienist were both aware that I was pregnant, and they still recommended the treatment. In fact, the whole reason for doing the treatment was to be able to postpone the more invasive procedure of filling a cavity. Nevertheless I’m anxious about having swallowed highly concentrated fluoride while 4 weeks pregnant. Have any other pregnant bees had this fluoride varnish done? Are there bees with dental experience who can speak to whether this is safe or not? At any rate, the damage is already done, but there’s a chance that your input will ease my mind. Thanks.