Spring Allergies and Your Child's Teeth: Why Dental Care Matters
Understanding Spring Allergies
The Impact Allergies Have On Oral Health
a) Mouth Breathing: Nasal congestion due to allergies often leads to mouth breathing, which can cause dryness in the mouth. Dry mouth reduces saliva production, hindering the mouth’s natural defense against harmful bacteria. This, in turn, increases the risk of tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease.
c) Allergy Medications: Antihistamines and decongestants, commonly used to alleviate allergy symptoms, can cause dry mouth as a side effect. As mentioned earlier, dry mouth creates an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive, potentially leading to tooth decay and gum problems.
The Importance of Dental Care
a) Specialized Pediatric Care: Kenmore Pediatric Dentistry understands the unique dental needs of children. Our friendly and experienced team is dedicated to creating a comfortable and positive dental experience for your child, ensuring they receive age-appropriate care tailored to their individual needs.