Are Your Allergies Worse Because of Poor Oral Health?

Can your allergies get worse because you are not practicing proper dental hygiene? When allergy season is in full swing, they may, in fact, be worse because you haven’t been brushing or flossing or even going to the dentist as you should be.

Here are some things to look for when it comes to seasonal allergies and oral health.

Tooth Pain

Sinus pain can cause tooth pain and vice-versa. When not brushing and flossing, seeing a dentist regularly, or even using a good mouthwash, this can cause tooth pain, and they can cause your sinuses to act up. Your nose, ears, and throat are connected so if something happens to one; something is going to happen to the other as well.

The Connection Between Dry Mouth and Cavities

There is a link between dry mouth and cavities. One can cause the other and vice-versa. Once you have a dry mouth because of allergies, from breathing through your mouth, this can in turn cause cavities to form.

Sore Throat

If you have a sore throat because of allergies, this can then cause problems with your oral health. You will not feel like brushing your teeth or using mouthwash. You will not feel like flossing either. Because you do not feel like doing these things, they can cause problems with your oral health.

The Importance of Seeing a Dentist and a Family Doctor

It is important to see both types of doctors when you are sick. One can treat your illness while the other one can treat the problems caused by your oral health because of the disease. You may not feel like going to see either one, but you really should so you can start to feel better.

Contact us for more information on the link between poor oral health and allergies. We will be happy to give you the information you need on all of this.




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