Did you know that morning sickness during pregnancy can expose your teeth to stomach acid and weaken the surface of your teeth by demineralizing the tooth surface. This puts you at higher risk of tooth decay and erosion of your teeth.
If you experience vomiting from morning sickness, there are 3 steps you should follow:
Rinse your mouth with water or a fluoride mouthwash immediately after vomiting…do not brush your teeth right away. Brushing does not remove this acid, it will just spread the acid around.
After rinsing your mouth, wait for at least 30 minutes to further reduce the acid in your mouth, then…
Brush your teeth