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Can You Chew Gum While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Any: Any type you'd like. Avoid sugared gum. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and have been told to stay away from aspartame. But all chewing gum seems to have thatingredient. Any suggestions?
I'm pregnant and have actually found myself eating toothpaste at times. I also crave chewing gum, been swallowing it too. How bad is this for my baby?
Better than smoking: There are data suggesting that the nicotine causes subtle decreases in blood flow through the placenta & over time has a negative effect on the fetus. That said, a patch has a lower steady concentration than the peak/ebb changes with smoking or gum & may be a better choice. I applaud you for trying & wish you the best. ...Read more
Is it safe to chew the Sea Band Anti Nausea ginger gum while pregnant (8weeks)? Label states there is titanium dioxide in it...
Probably: Nothing in pregnancy or life or 100% safe for everyone. Having said that ginger has been used extensively especially in Asia without any known adverse effects on the fetus for centuries. As for Titanium oxide, it is mostly not absorbed so it should not affect your fetus. If there is any other active ingredients in the Sea Band gum, you will have to list them in order to get any answer. ...Read more
Can I use mouth freshener chewing gum during pregnancy? I ve very bitter taste in mouth and bad smell..
Quickly: Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted from person to person. 85% of people have it, but when pregnant, the problems gets worse as the pregnancy proceeds. Look into something like the perio protect method to see if you can find a dentist that can help you while you are pregnant. You don't have to wait for the baby to be born and maybe pass some of the bacteria along. ...Read more
I have a toothache problem its so much pain and it affect my gum also. What should I do im in 7months pregnant?
Get immediate help: Pain indicates infection, which can quickly spread and harm your baby. You must see a Dentist now. Do not wait. Seek professional help. ...Read more
Hormones: Hormonal changes can cause a preexisting gum problem to worsen. It that happens to you, see a periodontist and make sure the periodontist consults with your ob/gyn before you have any treatment. ...Read more
See a dentist: See your dentist. Your hormones change during pregnancy which make your gums very prone to bleeding if there is any thing irritating them. Brush and floss corectly and have your teeth cleaned by a professional. There is something called pregnancy gingivitis which is probably what you have. ...Read more
Gum Disease: Gum disease will not affect your unborn child, but it can affect your general health. During pregnancy the gums are generally more susceptible to bleeding do to hormonal changes even in the absence of gum disease. The disease is closely associated with poor habits of dental home care. See your dentist for treatment, improve you dental home care and welcome your baby with a healthy smile! ...Read more
I have a piece of gum just hanging from my front tooth ever since I found out that I was pregnant it has been there, did I mention that was a year ago?
Pregnancy gingivitis: Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by the hormonal changes that increase the blood flow to the gum tissue and cause your gums to be more sensitive, irritable, and swollen. This is very common in the earlier phases of pregnancy. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is necessary to reduce the inflammation. I strongly recommend you visit your dentist for a professional consultation and evaluation. ...Read more
When I was about 11weeks old pregnant. I ate with a rusty fork, which I cut my gum. After a day or two I had swollen gum. Can I be affected? Now im 17 wks
Only in the mind: The rusty fork incident 6 weeks ago has affected the person only in that the incident is making her think about it, more than once. Other than the thoughts, there is no reason to believe there are any other effects... unless there is a chronic sore or ongoing inflammation at that site on the gums. If the gums look fine and feel fine, then no worries. ...Read more
You can: Nicotine gum comes in 2 and 4 mg preparations, coated and uncoated. It is designed to help one "kick the habit" of cigarette or chewing tobacco, the physiologic effects of nicotine are many, but none too dramatic, and for that reason one may utilize, in moderation while pregnant. Better than smoking, which has known bad effects (fetal growth retardation), with nicorette (nicotine gum) gum used moderately, thes. ...Read more
Acetaminophen: You really should see a dentist and your physician. While dental pain is bad in itself, you don't want an infection to affect your pregnancy. Acetaminophen is "safe, " but you should first consult your physician. As for the dental pain/infection, do not wait to seek treatment as the problem will only get worse. ...Read more
I am currently pregnant and my husband is worried about me eating (pasteurized) cheese because it contains xanthan gum. Is it safe for me to eat?
Is it safe to drink squash which contains xanthan gum during pregnancy? The list of ingredients on bottle does not specify how much per millilitre.
Iam 4 month pregnant and by accident I swallow a bubble gum and iam worried, does it harm the baby??
Do not worry: Separate biological systems. Gum will work out all right in the end. ...Read more
I am pregnant of 3 weeks, having tootache for the last three days, initially it was a pain in tooth but on third day, the gum pain also accompanied.
No: Harm to the baby.Get a more detailed answer ›
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