At Spotlight Oral Care, we do not recommend whitening teeth with teeth whitening strips while breastfeeding. However, we do suggest you use our safe, clinically proven teeth whitening range which includes our Toothpaste for Whitening Teeth, Dental Floss for Whitening Teeth, Mouthwash for Whitening Teeth, and Teeth Whitening Pen. 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding are both very exciting and busy times. There are so many changes going on in your body and your mouth is no exception. As women, we have so many pains, aches, and concerns when pregnant that it’s easy to neglect our oral health. 

However, good oral health is actually an integral part of prenatal and postnatal care, given that poor oral health is linked to both mom’s health and the health of the baby.

At Spotlight Oral Care, we’ve got you covered. From everyday staples like our Sonic Toothbrush to essential, targeted formulations like our Pregnancy Toothpaste, we’ll help to ensure you maintain great oral health throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding, so that you have one less thing to worry about! 

How Can I Take Care of My Teeth During Pregnancy?

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, about half of women will experience gingivitis. Caused by hormonal changes in the body, it can result in bleeding gums or gums becoming red and swollen from inflammation. We recommend seeing your hygienist every 3 months while pregnant and breastfeeding and using products that specifically target gum inflammation, like our Pregnancy Toothpaste. 

It's so important to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy while you're pregnant. The best way to prevent or deal with gum problems is to practice good oral hygiene and to try to reduce inflammation in the gums. It’s essential that you floss every day and use clinically proven, active ingredients that address this issue. 

A Guide to Teeth Whitening and Breastfeeding

All of our Spotlight Oral Care products are suitable for expecting or breastfeeding mothers (excluding our Whitening Strips). You can still maintain those pearly whites with our whitening essentials, knowing that our products are created with clinically proven, active ingredients and are free from toxic ingredients and animal cruelty, ensuring your baby is safe with our harm-free oral health care. 

Brush twice daily with our Toothpaste for Whitening Teeth which contains Hydrogen Peroxide to whiten teeth gradually and safely at home. This toothpaste also contains Fluoride, so can be used as your day-to-day toothpaste with added whitening power. 

Our Teeth Whitening Pen (turned TikTok sensation!) is the perfect handbag staple for mums on the go! Don’t have time to keep up a strict whitening routine? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our quick and convenient whitening pen.

We also recommend using a Sonic Toothbrush and letting it do the work for you! The Sonic Toothbrush comes with 3 settings - clean, white and sensitive - to ensure you’re getting that dentist-fresh clean feeling every time. 

Can I Take Dental Medications While Breastfeeding?

We always advise consulting with your GP or medical practitioner before taking any medication whilst pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Are there other options apart from chemical bleaching?

There are a number of ways to brighten your smile that don’t require a trip to the dentist's chair! Here are some of our whitening essentials to get you started. 

Our Toothpaste for Whitening Teeth contains the active ingredients Fluoride and Hydrogen Peroxide so it can be used as your everyday toothpaste but with the perks of added whitening power. 

Our Mouthwash for Whitening Teeth is free from alcohol making it safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers plus it contains Hydrogen Peroxide to help whiten teeth while you swish. 

Our Dental Floss for Whitening Teeth is dipped in Hydrogen Peroxide, delivering this active ingredient to the stained areas in between teeth, breaking down the stains and improving the overall look of the teeth.

Our Teeth White Pen is an easy-to-use whitening pen, especially for mums on the go. Unlike other pens which use a white paint-like substance to cover stains, this formula actively dissolves stains leaving long-lasting results.

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