Lane Cove NSW 2066

Appointments & questions

Did You Know Spring-Time allergies Can Affect Your Teeth?

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

4The allergy season is just about here, but did you know a stuffy nose can affect your dental health?

Dry Mouth

People who live with allergies often also live with a dry mouth – this is a result of both the side affects of antihistamine medication and mouth breathing because of a blocked nose. A drier mouth increases your risk of tooth decay and gum disease as saliva helps to wash away harmful bacteria.

Sinuses and Tooth Pain

Allergies can also cause tooth pain, especially if your sinuses begin to fill up with mucus. The increase in pressure can cause tooth pain in your upper back molars. If the pain doesn’t go away after taking antihistamines it is best to make an appointment.

If you are affected by allergies make sure you keep up with regular brushing and flossing and that you stay well hydrated. Treating allergies can help reduce their impact on your dental health.

More Articles

How To Keep Your Smile For Life

Earlier this month, the Australian Dental Association’s Dental Health Week focused on the theme of ‘Keep Your Smile For Life’ – looking at the best