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Teeth Whitening While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Teeth Whitening While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Publish date:     Author: with insights from Pooneh Ram, DDS and Dr. Paris Sabo
Topics: breastfeeding,  coconut oil,  gum disease,  hydrogen peroxide,  peroxide-free,  pregnancy,  pregnancy gingivitis,  sensitive teeth,  teeth whitening,  xylitol,  

Natural Teeth Whitening While Pregnant

Many references will recommend that you wait until after pregnancy and breastfeeding to use teeth whitening products. However, with the Dr. Brite Teeth Whitening Pens, you can shine up your smile without exposing you or your baby to toxic chemicals. 

Natural Teeth Whitening Ingredients 

Made with all-natural, organic ingredients our doctor-created teeth whitening gel gently and safely whitens your teeth within just a few days. 

  • Coconut Oil: The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties help get rid of plaque buildup, a major contributor to yellowing teeth.
  • Xylitol: Keeps bacteria from sticking to teeth, which reduces the risk of tooth decay, and brightens them in the process!
  • Hydrogen Peroxide*: The food grade substance is a safe bleaching agent with strong oxidizing properties that corrects tooth discoloration.

*For those with allergies or sensitive teeth, our Teeth Whitening Pen is also available in a peroxide-free version. 

Even though the Dr. Brite Teeth Whitening Pens are made with all-natural ingredients, please consult with your physician if pregnant or breastfeeding before use.

Common Oral Health Conditions While Pregnant

Pregnancy affects nearly all aspects of a woman’s life — including her oral health, which is why taking good care of your mouth is very important during this time. Here are some dental hygiene tips and common conditions to look out for. 

    1. Gum Disease. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase the sensitivity of the gums, which may in some cases lead to soreness or pain. Gently brush and floss your teeth twice a day to reduce your risk of developing pregnancy gingivitis or gum disease.
    2. Dry Mouth. Pregnancy dry mouth can put women at a greater risk for problems such as tooth decay and infections. Rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash will help soothe and hydrate your oral cavity.
    3. Enamel Erosion. Morning sickness can be a major pregnancy symptom. The acid in vomit, can erode your teeth and wreck havoc on your smile. Immediately rinse with water after throwing up but do not brush right away, as this will cause further abrasion to tooth enamel.

Is it safe to go to the dentist during pregnancy?

A healthy mouth decreases the risk of delivering prematurely or having a baby with low birth weight, which is why getting a checkup during pregnancy is vital for your dental health and overall health.

Routine cleanings and simple procedures like cavity fillings can be taken care of before your baby is born and your dentist can assist you with any pregnancy-related oral health symptoms you may be experiencing.

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