pregnancy can increase the likelihood of gum disease, leading to swelling and bleeding of the gums, particularly noticeable during brushing and flossing.
Nausea, reflux and vomiting during pregnancy may also damage tooth enamel, increasing the risk of erosion and tooth sensitivity, due to the strong stomach acids washing over the teeth. It is recommended that you avoid brushing immediately after vomiting, as this can increase wear on already compromised tooth enamel. It is more beneficial to rinse your mouth thoroughly with plain tap water and then use a fluoridated mouthwash.
Wait at least 30 minutes after vomiting before brushing your teeth.
Look after your teeth and gums
Maintaining healthy oral hygiene habits is critical during pregnancy. Regular brushing and flossing, eating a diet low in sugary and acidic foods and drinks as well as regular visits to your oral health professional reduces many pregnancy-related dental problems.