Are you extremely excited that you are expecting a little bundle of joy but you are not enjoying the morning sickness that’s coming along with it? If so, you may discover that piled on top of your bouts of nausea is the uncertainty regarding how you should be caring for your smile during this time. Fortunately, your Riverside dentist has suggestions for keeping your smile healthy even when the thought of brushing sounds very unattractive. Just a few helpful tips can make you feel positive about your oral health again.

About Morning Sickness And Your Smile

Unfortunately, you have probably just learned that there is a side effect to a side effect of pregnancy. Translation: Morning sickness, a common “side effect” or pregnancy can often negatively affect your oral health. This is because when you vomit, your teeth are exposed to stomach acids. The acids can lead to eroded enamel after repeated bouts of sickness. As a result, your Riverside dentist explains that it’s important to consider what it takes to care for your smile and protect your tissues when morning sickness is part of your pregnancy.

What To Do If It Happens To You

If you find that morning sickness is, indeed, hanging around for a while, you have some good options! First, limit the chance of feeling negatively toward your dental hygiene by choosing products that aren’t overpowering when it comes to scent or taste. Then, of course, your Riverside dentist suggests you remember the following:

  • If you vomit, rinse your mouth with water after it happens. This will offer wonderful protection to teeth and your oral health.
  • When possible, keep an eye on the clock and wait for 30 minutes to go by. Then, proceed with brushing.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.