Seasonal Allergies & Your Dental Health
Telling us About Your Seasonal Allergies
When you think of your bi-annual visit to our office, your allergies most likely don’t come to mind! It is important that you share with us any allergies that you have, no matter how mild they are. By sharing your allergies, we can make sure not to prescribe medication you are sensitive or use materials, such as latex, that may trigger an allergic response. Disclosing even seasonal allergies is important as seasonal allergies can impact your dental health.
Dry mouth is a big problem when it comes to seasonal allergies, but dry mouth can impact your teeth too. A dry mouth increases your risk of developing tooth decay, along with gum disease, because there is less saliva in your mouth to help keep your mouth cleaner. A dry mouth also makes any cavities you may have more painful as the gum dries out.
Sore throats, usually caused by a nasal drip, can encourage coughing, sneezing, and so much more. The lymph nodes in your throat swell when your throat gets sore, putting pressure on your jaw, causing the tooth pain, and encouraging decay throughout your teeth.
Seasonal allergies can impact your dental health, encouraging tooth decay and dental pain. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about your allergies in our Royal Oak, MI, Dentist location.