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littleshinyone Fri 12-Aug-11 08:22:27

I'm after some help with vomiting... sort of... IYSWIM....

I'm suffering really badly with morning noon and night sickness, and am vomiting 4-5 times a day.

I do try really hard to look after my teeth, as I've had various problems in the past.

I was always told not to brush my teeth too soon after drinking something acid like a fizzy drink as the enamel would be vulnerable and brushing could make it worse.... SO MY QUESTION IS...does the same hold for stomach acid!?!

should i brush my teeth straight away afterwards (which is quite gag-some too) or leave it a while? a dentist friend once mentioned it's casein not calcium that protects teeth and theres something you can get to rub on your teeth????? what do you think.

sorry for a very dry post. Not the sort of thing you can glam up that much!!

TIA.

Grumpystiltskin Fri 12-Aug-11 08:58:20

No, don't brush afterwards. The best thing to do would be to rinse your mouth out with water/Fluoride mouthwash (like Fluoriguard) to remove the acid and help maintain mineralisation.

littleshinyone Fri 12-Aug-11 09:18:37

Brill, thanks Grumpy!!

<trots down to pharmacy to stock up on kit>

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