How Does Morning Sickness Affect Oral Health?

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Dental Erosion

The stomach acid that comes into contact with the teeth during vomiting can erode tooth enamel.

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Increased Risk of Cavities

The acidity of stomach contents can create an environment that promotes the growth of harmful oral bacteria.

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Dry Mouth

Morning sickness, along with the associated vomiting, can cause dry mouth. A lack of saliva can lead to an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

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Gum Irritation and Sensitivity

The acid from vomiting can irritate the gums, causing them to become red, inflamed, and potentially bleed.

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Regular dental check-ups can also help monitor and address any oral health issues that may arise.