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Connection Between Oral Health and Allergies

Posted on 6/19/2023 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
Connection Between Oral Health and AllergiesHarmful bacteria can grow too much in your mouth if you do not care for your teeth. This can cause an immune response and make allergies worse. This is because allergens can get into the body through the mouth, and if the mouth is not healthy, it can be easier for allergens to get into the body and cause an allergic reaction.

How Dental Health Affects Allergies

Inflammatory gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis can make allergies worse. This is one way that oral health can affect allergies. Researchers have found that people with these gum problems are more likely to have allergic reactions than people with healthy gums. This may be because inflammation in the gums can weaken the body's immune system and make it more sensitive to allergens.

The presence of cavities and tooth decay is another way that oral health can affect allergies. When these things happen, harmful bacteria and toxins can get into the body, which can cause an allergic reaction. Also, people with bad dental health may be more likely to breathe through their mouths, exposing them to allergens more and worsening their allergy symptoms.

So, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene to lower the risk of allergies and improve your overall health. This means regularly brushing and flossing, using mouthwash, and visiting the dentist for checkups and cleanings. It is also important not to smoke and drink too much alcohol since both can hurt your oral health and make you more likely to get allergies.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns about your oral health or allergies. Our team of medical experts is here to help and advise on keeping your teeth clean and lowering your risk of allergies. You can call, email, or use our website to contact us, and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.

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