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

What Does an Oral Health Therapist Do?

An Oral Health Therapist (OHT) plays a crucial role in a dental practice. We chatted with Apple Dental’s Jesse Labuguen to learn more about what an OHT does, how they work with patients, and the benefits they offer a dental practice.