Allergies And Your Smile: No Good!

Your smile and allergies are not buddies. When pollen counts go through the roof, you may find yourself faced with sniffles, the inability to breathe through your nose, and the tendency to fall asleep after you take medication that makes you drowsy. Though you may not be thinking of much else aside from feeling better, our Virginia Beach, VA team reminds you that you must think of your oral health if you want to come out the other side of spring without damage! Consider a little bit of help that will see you through.

Brush And Floss Before Medication!

We remind you that you will probably want to brush and floss your smile before you take medicine if you’re taking something that tends to make you feel sleepy (of course, you could also consider finding non-drowsy medication!). Just do your best to keep in mind that it’s essential you work dental hygiene into your daily life, just as you always do, and twice a day. Otherwise, if you fall asleep before brushing and flossing or your ability to keep your smile clean is interrupted in other ways, it will become damaging to your oral health.

See Your Doctor

We remind you not only to see our team for any questions you have in regard to your oral health and your smile care but also to contact your doctor if you need to. While you may try to treat your allergies on your own and this can prove to be successful, if you find that you’re not succeeding, let your general practitioner know. It will protect not only your overall health and daily quality of life but will make it easier to limit congestion, which can wreak havoc with your smile!

Drink Water And Rinse That Smile!

As you know, when you deal with allergies, it makes it hard to breathe through your nose. As a result, you can develop dry mouth! When you take pills for allergies, these can also contribute to dry mouth. So, drink more water, rinse that smile frequently, and this will assist you in counteracting your lack of moisture. Remember, as well, that if dry mouth persists, it’s a good idea to schedule a dental checkup, so we may help!

Keep Your Smile Safe During Allergy Season

Learn from our team when you are faced with something that can make protecting your smile a unique challenge, such as when seasonal allergies show up. We are always here to help you improve and continue your smile care. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.