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Dentist told me to use fluoride rinse when pregnant. Used it for a few weeks in first tri. Harmful to baby?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Keep using

Fluoride is good idea and will not cross the placental barrier, so baby ok.
Because of hormone swings during pregnancy if gums get irritated they get swollen, making it harder to clean. Make sure you brush 2 minutes (by the clock) 2x/day and floss at least 1x/day, every day. See your dentist for ck-up & cleaning during your 2nd trimester. Have ck-up & immediate after birth. Congrats!

In brief: Keep using

Fluoride is good idea and will not cross the placental barrier, so baby ok.
Because of hormone swings during pregnancy if gums get irritated they get swollen, making it harder to clean. Make sure you brush 2 minutes (by the clock) 2x/day and floss at least 1x/day, every day. See your dentist for ck-up & cleaning during your 2nd trimester. Have ck-up & immediate after birth. Congrats!
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. David May
Dentistry

In brief: Don't swallow

If you are worried, make sure you don't swallow and there is now way it can hurt your baby, but it can still help your teeth.

In brief: Don't swallow

If you are worried, make sure you don't swallow and there is now way it can hurt your baby, but it can still help your teeth.
Dr. David May
Dr. David May
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry

In brief: Fl rinse

Using a Fluoride rinse during pregnancy will have no harmful effect on your baby.
The rinse will reduce the risk of cavities and help prevent gingivitis which is common during pregnancy.

In brief: Fl rinse

Using a Fluoride rinse during pregnancy will have no harmful effect on your baby.
The rinse will reduce the risk of cavities and help prevent gingivitis which is common during pregnancy.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dr. Thomas Yash
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