Sunday, August 2, 2009

Why does brushing my teeth make me want to vomit?

After brushing my teeth, I often get sick to my stomach and feel like throwing up. I'm very careful not to swallow the toothpaste. I've experimented using different brands of toothpaste, and while some are better than others, I still get these feelings. Do you have this problem? Do you know what causes it? Is this unusual?

Why does brushing my teeth make me want to vomit?
Some of us just have more sensitive gag reflexes than others. This can run in families. My mother used to gag whenever she brushed her teeth for more than a minute, and I'm just the same.

It's helped to use a very tiny amount of toothpaste, and focus most of my brushing on my front teeth, then do the back teeth as quickly as I can. It also helps to breathe through your nose instead of your mouth while brushing.

Your dentist might be able to give you some more tips.

Hope this helps.
Reply:Youre prob reaching too far back in the throat. Swallowing toothpaste never hurt anyone tho. You just have a high gag reflex....discuss it with your dentist, but theres prob nothing you can do about it.
Reply:If it's not the toothpaste, it's probably your gag reflex.

It's probably really sensitive.

Or a common ingredient in toothpaste that's making you feel sick.

Go talk to your ortho about it.
Reply:I think you should try using a toothbrush rather than the Toilet Brush lol

Sorry I couldn't resist

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  1. I have got the same trouble.. it was alright about 3 or 4 months ago but suddenly brushing my teeth started making me want to vomit..I hate it...

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