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When I was pregnant with my first born and my second, I never knew the importance of brushing for two. I was more concerned about the importance of eating for two. I think I received a pamphlet of oral health by my doctor but he never really expressed any concern or discussed the topic of maintaining good oral health during pregnancy.

When Crest + Oral-B approached me to share this information to all my wonderful mamas, I knew right away this was something important for me to share with you.

My first pregnancy experience was a bit complicated with prenatal diabetes, so much discomfort, and I really wasn’t ready to experience pregnancy. I honestly didn’t like being pregnant, although, I did love the feeling of having a little human inside my belly, and loved how my first pregnancy brought my husband and I closer together. My health during my first pregnancy was a bit complicated at first but we were so happy when our little girl was born. The pain of childbirth is no joke and I almost forgot how painful it was until I had my second baby. Moms always say that your pregnancies may be different from one another and it was true for me.

Crest and Oral-B are raising awareness among women who are starting a family about a simple fact that may be right underneath your nose, literally – gingivitis does not discriminate among pregnant women. In fact, up to 70% of pregnant women experience gingivitis associated with changes in hormone levels during pregnancy, but 56% of women report not seeing a dental professional during pregnancy.

Don’t forget, if you’re thinking about starting a family, or are currently pregnant, a daily oral health routine is important for a healthy baby and a healthy mama! Brush, rinse, and floss every day using Crest Pro-Health toothpaste with stannous fluoride, Pro-Health mouthwash and an Oral-B toothbrush like the Oral-B Black 7000 electric toothbrush. The Oral-B Black 7000 is gentle on your gums and even tells you when you’re brushing too hard on your teeth.

I have always used Pro-Health toothpaste and mouthwash because of my sensitive teeth.Pro-Health toothpaste contains the active ingredient, stannous fluoride, and provides all-in-one protection plus a fresh clean flavor that I love. It is also alcohol-free and safe for the baby. Learn more by visiting Crest boards on Pinterest and #BrushingForTwo on Instagram.

Join Crest+ Oral-B in the #BrushingForTwo movement for stronger moms and healthier babies. Help by spreading awareness to your fellow preggo friends or those future mommas!

 

Did you know the importance of brushing for two during pregnancy that may be the cause hormonal imbalance? Share your stories in a comment below.

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