Teeth Whitening when Pregnant

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Many women who are expecting consider getting their teeth whitened while their wait for the baby to arrive.

There are many reasons why an expecting mom would want to get her teeth whitening. For one physical activities might become more and more difficult as your pregnancy moves forward, and you’ll find that you are not able to do some things you usually did, leaving you with some good amount of free time and not much to do with it, so why not get your teeth whitened? It is also true that many expecting moms don’t feel as beautiful as they should after seeing their bodies completely transform in just a few months, and buying a new piece of cloth or getting their teeth whitened can have a positive impact in their self-esteem.

The truth though is that there isn’t enough data to prove that whitening your teeth will have a negative effect on your baby, but there isn’t much to prove the opposite either, so we believe it’s better to be cautious than sorry and expecting moms should wait until after giving birth, or even until after breastfeeding is over if you plan on breastfeeding your baby, before getting their teeth whitened.

“The chemicals created during the procedure are caustic to cells, and we can’t know for certain what damage they may do to a developing baby.” – Professional dentist Elisa Mello D.D.S

As a matter of fact, it is against the law for professional dentists to carry out teeth whitening treatments on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You could still choose to buy an over the counter kit to get your teeth bleached at home, but these use the same chemical components as professional dentist do and if you read the instructions you’ll find that they advise you to seek professional guidance before you do, and he or she will probably advise you to wait until after breastfeeding for the same reasons we have.

Other options

You might not be able to get your teeth bleached while you are pregnant, but this doesn’t mean you can’t seek other options to get your teeth whitened.

There are two types of solutions to get your teeth whitened, the mechanical solutions and the bleaching solutions. Bleaching solutions use heavy chemicals while mechanical solutions polish your enamel layer like a very thin sans paper would, removing the surface stains. If you want to learn more about how each of these solutions work, you can do so here.

Bleaching solutions are the ones you should try to stay away from while pregnant, but there is absolutely no harm in using mechanical solutions such as teeth whitening toothpastes, whitening rinses or the all-natural solutions such as charcoal powders.

Our recommendation

We recomend the chemcial free ‘Tuxedo’ All Natural Coconut Charcoal Powder Teeth Whitening by Rocky Mountain Essentials for expecting and breastfeeding moms.

Being pregnant should be one of the most wonderful times in a women’s life, and there is now reasons why you shouldn’t be able to feel great with yourself, including your smile.

If you want to get your teeth whitened while being pregnant or breastfeeding, we recommend that you apply the ‘Tuxedo’ all natural coconut charcoal powder by Rocky Mountain Essentials every other day for a total period of 2 weeks. The ‘Tuxedo’ powder is an all-natural solution made with handpicked coconuts, bentonite clay and mint and orange extract for a better taste in your mouth.

The ‘Tuxedo’ powder might not give you those radioactive white teeth some people are looking for, but it will definitely help you remove the surface stains in your enamel layer, improving your teeth color by up to 3 shades in some cases.