How do you choose a safe pregnancy mouthwash? Let’s find out!
Oral hygiene isn’t easy when you’re pregnant. More bacteria can live inside your mouth, which worsens your gum health and gives you bad breath throughout the day. It’s pretty common to encounter oral cavities too.
And to top it all off, sometimes you must brush your teeth several times a day because you can’t use mouthwash during pregnancy. But is that just a myth?
Can pregnant women use mouthwash?
Yes! If you’re pregnant, you should use mouthwash. Most medical organisations, such as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, advise pregnant women to use mouthwash. Mouthwashes help to maintain dental hygiene, relieve swollen gums and prevent cavities.
The challenge you’ll probably face as a Mama-to-be is finding a safe mouthwash. 🙁
How to choose a safe pregnancy mouthwash
As a Mama-to-be, you need to look closely at the ingredients you have in your mouthwash. Most of them (especially alcohol) won’t be safe.
Instead, it would be best if you used mouthwashes that are:
Alcohol dehydrates your mouth, worsening your oral health problems. Worse, alcohol is a hazardous chemical linked to your baby’s congenital disabilities and lifelong health issues.
Chances are that your mouthwash uses alcohol. However, you should strongly consider switching to a non-alcoholic mouthwash when you’re pregnant because any amount of alcohol can easily harm your baby.
Triclosan is a widespread chemical used to preserve certain products. However, it can be dangerous if you’re pregnant.
According to the National Institutes of Health, Triclosan can reduce thyroid hormones, which are very important for foetal development.
Triclosan exposure is widespread among pregnant women, so it’s best to check your mouthwash and the other products you use for this chemical.
3. No artificial colouring
These dyes tend to use a multitude of chemicals, often synthetically derived. As a result, artificial dyes can easily cause irritation and trigger allergies.
As a pregnant Mama, you should reduce your exposure to artificial dyes.
Mouthwashes which relieve nausea
If you’re an experienced Mama, you’ll know that morning sickness is the notorious time in the first trimester when you feel nauseous (and not just in the morning).
If you’re worried about a bad morning sickness problem, don’t worry! A mouthwash can be your perfect companion.
Just make sure that you’ve chosen a safe pregnancy mouthwash first. After that, select one with a mint flavour. (Tip: mint and citrus flavours can work wonders for your morning sickness!) 🙂
Mama’s Choice Mouthwash – A tremendous oral care solution
If you’re currently pregnant and looking for a safe mouthwash, great! We’ve developed a mouthwash that’s perfect for your needs and highly convenient.
1. No alcohol
Alcohol is extremely harmful to your foetus. That’s why we’ve avoided it in our formula! Instead, we’ve used other natural ingredients, like allantoin and chlorophyll, to help clean your teeth and gums.
2. Mint flavour
We use mint as a natural flavouring for two reasons. Firstly, it provides a burst of minty freshness, perfect for clearing your mood and freshening your breath. Secondly, it drives away your morning sickness!
3. No artificial dyes
Artificial dyes can contain lots of harmful toxins which affect your baby’s development. That’s why we’ve avoided them altogether.
Instead, our mouthwash gets its green colour from chlorophyll. Chlorophyll also helps clean teeth and gums without using harmful chemicals naturally.
Allantoin is a great natural ingredient in our mouthwash, which helps prevent irritation and gum problems.
Our Mama’s Choice Natural Mouthwash comes compact, perfect for your handbag! If you’re always on the go, our mouthwash is the ideal companion when you need something to freshen your breath or relieve a bout of nausea.
Give this pregnancy mouthwash a try today!
We’ve created an exceptionally safe, effective mouthwash and simple to use by putting countless months of effort into ingredient research and product development. Give it a try! It’s currently on sale for just $3.90 across all our stores.
Click on this image below to get yourself a perfect companion for your morning sickness and oral care needs! 🙂
Mama's Choice Team