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Dangers to Your Teeth from Outdoor Allergies

Posted on 2/29/2020 by Office Sabeti
Dangers to Your Teeth from Outdoor AllergiesWhen people think about allergies they generally tend to think about things like skin or eye irritation, sinus infections, coughing and sneezing, and just an overall feeling of “blah”. But what often escapes our attention is the roles that seasonal outdoor allergies play in our oral health.

The truth is, there are several reasons to be concerned with the effects that these conditions can have on your teeth and gums. As with so many other health issues, things that start off small can grow in both scope and impact. Let's look at a couple of ways outdoor allergies can affect our dental state:

Stuffy Nose and Breathing Difficulties

One of the first things that happens when a person is struggling with sinus mucus and they become stopped up is that they begin to breathe through their mouth. This invites a hotbed of bacterial and germ activity inside their mouth. With every breath they are pulling in all kinds of nasty little invaders that will now look to make a new home on their teeth, gums, or tongue.

Congestion and Phlegm

As the congestion in the lungs or mucus in the sinuses begins to break up or drain, the coughing takes all of that nasty, germ-infested material straight into the mouth. Between that and the inability to breathe through the nose, it is a recipe for a bacteria filled disaster. It is important to take every precautionary action to prevent these types of infections and illnesses.

If you or a family member suffer from allergies and you are starting to notice a difference in your oral health, get in contact with us so that we can see what type of treatment you may need to keep your smile healthy. One of our staff members will be glad to help you when you call or stop by our clinic.

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