A 29-year-old female asked:
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i'm 10 weeks pregnant and have been using desert essence tea tree oil toothpaste. is tree oil toothpaste harmful in pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fine : You may use any brand of toothpaste that you like.
Answered on Dec 25, 2013
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Dr. Raj Upadya
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not a fan...: I am not aware of any adverse effects on pregnancy from tree oil products. They are derived from the indian "neem" tree which was thought to have ayurvedic antiseptic properties... Unfortunately a large percentage of indians suffer from severe periodontal disease anyway... The fact that it has no Fluoride protection doesn't help the cause either, unless you are using a separate Fluoride rinse...
Answered on Jan 30, 2015
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Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
NOT FAMILIAR: I would stick to something that is organic and totally safe like tom's of maine. You are pregnant so don't take any risks even if it's minimal.
Answered on Feb 11, 2014

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