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How Do Allergies Impact Your Teeth?

Mar 30th, 2021

With the new flowers and warmer weather headed towards Newburyport in the next few months, so are stuffy sinuses and sneezing fits. By April and May, seasonal allergies will be in full swing. Unfortunately, allergies impact over 50 million Americans every year. Let’s explore what impact these allergies can have on your teeth. 

Tooth Pain

Allergies can cause sinus pressure to build up behind your forehead, nose, cheeks, eyes, and even teeth. Pressure in the roots of your teeth can cause pain above and around the mouth. A quick fix is pain reliever and in some cases a warm compress can ease swelling and open sinus passages which will relieve pressure and tooth pain. 

Cavities, Gum Disease, and Halitosis

Dentists and doctors believe that seasonal allergies can cause indirect dental issues. For instance, when your nose is stuffy, you are forced to breathe through your mouth. This can lead to dry mouth, which can lead to a lack of saliva and sometimes lead to tooth decay, infections, and gum disease.

What to Do If You Have Allergies

If you are a person who suffers from seasonal allergies every spring and fall, there are some ways you can protect yourself and your teeth:

  1. Drink lots of water!
  2. Keep up with your dental routine and play close attention to your habits.
  3. Clean your house of pollen buildup and change out house filters.
  4. Take your allergy medication.
  5. Talk to your dentist!

If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health during allergy season, pay us a visit!

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

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