Did I hurt my baby? I whitened my teeth before I even knew I was pregnant.
Terrified Almost Mom – California
You’re not an “almost” mom, you’re a mom. And based on your question, you’re a great one. First, take a deep breath. You haven’t hurt your baby. I realize teeth whitening hasn’t been approved by the FDA for use during pregnancy, but here’s why.
In order to get FDA clearance, trials have to be performed in which pregnant mothers have teeth whitening done and then healthy babies are born. As you can imagine, there aren’t many moms who are running to have experimentation done on their unborn child.
If you’re still worried, just remember there’s nothing you can change about something that’s already done and stress IS bad for your baby. Relax. From here on out, just don’t do any touch-ups, eat healthy, be active, and don’t punish yourself for something which wasn’t wrong.
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