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Maybe I’m totally weird, but my teeth are really sensitive little creatures. They seem to get fussy over the littlest things.
During my pregnancy, they were really fine and I rolled through my morning sickness phase with no issues. But then, as soon as baby was born–oh, the sensitivity!
So, I’m on the war-path with 5 Easy Ways to Cope with Sensitive Teeth After Pregnancy. These sensitive teeth better get their game-on.
5 Easy Ways to Cope with Sensitive Teeth After Pregnancy
- Use the Colgate® Sensitivity Toothbrush + Built-In Sensitivity Relief Pen. It’s a new toothbrushing system designed to provide rapid* and long-lasting sensitivity relief 24/7**, right to the source of pain. It’s as easy as… BRUSH.APPLY.GO.™ No, really, you brush, you use the pen and you’re done. It’s not complicated at all.
- Use a sensitive toothpaste. The newest toothpaste variant Colgate® Enamel Health™ Multi-Protection Toothpaste provides protection against enamel erosion, sensitivity*** and cavities in addition to providing whitening and fresh breath benefits all in one toothpaste. It’s worth it, since it’ll help in just a week, when combined with the Colgate Sensitivity Toothbrush.
- Drink with a straw. No kidding, if you spend a few days by-passing your teeth with any kind of drink, it will really help keep them from being exposed to any acids. Soda, tea, lemonade, most of the yummy drinks are full of acid. Keeping that off your teeth for a few days will let them recover from whatever issue they’re crying about.
- Avoid high-acid drinks (and alcohol). Come-on, you just had a baby. If you’re breastfeeding, you really don’t need that soda (baby will get the caffeine in just a few hours) and you really don’t need the alcohol (baby does not need to share in the glass of wine). But even if breastfeeding isn’t your thing, if the teeth are being whiny, it will give them some relief if you stick with water for a few days. And, for all that is holy, do not drink orange juice–that’s just going to make your teeth scream!
- Take your vitamins. Don’t stop your prenatal vitamins just because you had baby. You need the calcium, iron, DHA, and folic acid for the baby if you’re breastfeeding, but YOU need them, too. Sometimes, teeth are sensitive as a warning sign that your body isn’t getting enough of something. Don’t stop your vitamins or you may set your teeth-off on a whining jag. LOL!