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How Allergies Can Impact Your Oral Health
Posted on 11/9/2020 by Alyce
How Allergies Can Impact Your Oral HealthMost people who suffer from allergies experience throat, tooth, and mouth discomfort. Allergies harm your oral health because they can cause pain, breathing difficulties, coughing, and sneezing. The impact of allergies differs from one patient to another. Here are how these allergies can impact your oral health.

Sore Throat and Bad Breath


Untreated nasal congestion is the leading cause of bad breath, as it leads to a sore throat development. The bacteria responsible for this often creates a foul mouth odor. As much as you might be brushing and rinsing your mouth, you cannot clean your throat. It makes it very difficult to get rid of the smell.

Dry Mouth


Allergies can cause a dry mouth within just a few hours. It is because when you have an allergy, you are most likely to breathe through your mouth. It is also important to note that most antihistamines have dry mouth as a side effect. Dry mouth doesn't have saliva, which protects your teeth and reduces the chance of developing bad breath, gum disease, and cavities. Saliva is also important because it washes cavity-causing bacteria from your mouth.

Tooth Pain


Toothache can be a sign of an allergic reaction. Pollen and dust can cause sinuses, which have a negative effect on your immunity. You will start developing excess mucus, which will build up and start becoming congested. The congestion will put pressure on your nerves and teeth, causing tooth pain and sensitivity. Toothaches cause unbearable pain to its victims.

Prevention


It is hard to predict an allergy attack, but you can prevent this from happening. You will need to stay hydrated; this will prevent you from having a dry mouth. Also, you can gargle salty water; it draws mucus out, preventing sinuses. Contact our offices if you want to find the most effective ways of preventing allergies from occurring.
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