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Okay, so this week I have started wretching while brushing my teeth. I can't stand NOT brushing my teeth, but when I start brushing, gag-orama!<br>
I've tried mint, vanillla mint.....and gag.<br><br>
Anyone know of some mild flavoured toothpaste that might make it easier??
 

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Don't know of any, but just wanted you to know that you're not alone. I dread the thought of brushing my teeth morning and night now, but cannot bear to go without. The other night I must've gagged 10 times, AFTER I was done brushing. And this is coming from someone who has yet to puke at almost 9 weeks.<br>
The gag reflex definitely still works though...more than EVER!
 

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I had to change brands of toothpaste-and that worked OK. Before the toothpaste tasted terrible.
 

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Geez, isn't that weird??? Glad I'm not the only one. Just got finished brushing....(gag). I think I'll check out the drug store tomorrow....
 

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This is the first pregnancy I ever got gaggy with brushing.<br><br>
I am using Toms of Maine, cinnamon clove flavor. It's not too bad.
 

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Try switching from gel to regular paste. It took me months to realise this and when I spoke to my dentist they said it was common.
 

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FYI...<br>
Our dentist told DH that toothpaste is not needed and actually gives people a false sense of clean... so we don't use it (we have some around in case we feel like it... *ahem* garlic!)... we find that we brush <b>much</b> longer this way. And nope... no stinky breath.... really!
 

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Jennifer- thanks for sharing that....I actually did that this morning (brushing with no paste), b/c I couldn't stand the idea of using anything!!
 

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Our dentist told DH that toothpaste is not needed and actually gives people a false sense of clean... so we don't use it (we have some around in case we feel like it... *ahem* garlic!)... we find that we brush <b>much</b> longer this way. And nope... no stinky breath.... really!</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: We actually use baking soda instead of toothpaste, but I realize that most people can't take the taste. But some days I just brush with water - and I definitely brush longer than when we were wasting money on toothpaste (two different kinds because we could never agree!).
 

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You're not the only one. I almost threw up whilst brushing last night. DH then reminded me that this happened during my last pg, too. I'd forgotten.<br><br>
Hang in there, mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks, ladies! At this point, I'm brushing with a DRY toothbrush, no paste, no water or anything - else I gag. ick.
 
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