Allergies: A Springtime Oral Health Quiz

There are paintings and poems and more dedicated to this beautiful time of year: Springtime! With it, however, come all of those natural irritants that can leave you with itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, congested upper airways, all of which translate into one thing … springtime allergies. Are you aware that in addition to being generally frustrating, they can negatively impact your oral health and possibly cause tooth pain, too? A quiz will answer that question for you!

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If your teeth are feeling uncomfortable, it’s possible that your tooth pain is the result of something that’s wrong or that it’s just pressure from springtime allergies.
  2. True or False: When you’re doing your best to avoid cavities, it’s important to remember that treating your allergies means being thoughtful of causing dry mouth with medication.
  3. True or False: Watching out for unexpected sugars in cough drops, cough syrup, etc., is important in protecting your smile throughout spring, the stuffier of seasons.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. It is absolutely possible that either something is wrong and the inflammation from allergies is bringing it to your attention or that your allergies are simply causing discomfort. You may find out by seeing us!
  2. True. To avoid cavities and other factors that lead to tooth pain, remember during allergy time that dry mouth is a common side effect of both congestion and certain medicines. Keep an eye out for such a concern, make wise choices, and see us if you need dental help.
  3. True. Protecting teeth from acid erosion, cavities, and more during this time can mean being thoughtful about rinsing teeth clean after using allergy treatment products and seeking out sugarless options when possible.

Treat Allergies And See Us For Visits To Protect Your Smile

Your smile can stay healthy throughout spring allergy season, provided you stay on top of the details that promote clean, healthy oral tissues. Come in for oral health protection this spring season, so we may guide you toward optimal oral health. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.