Spring has sprung here in Reno which means allergies are upon us.

If you suffer from allergies during the spring season your oral health could be negatively affected. We have some tips to help you get through this beautiful yet pesky season.

Stay Hydrated

During this season you may notice your mouth getting dry due to having a stuffy nose. Antihistamines can also cause your mouth to become dry. When your mouth becomes dry it increases your chances of cavities, gum disease and bad breath – your saliva protects your mouth from these. So, grab your water bottle so you stay consistently hydrated.

Gargle Salt Water

Your maxillary sinuses are your largest sinuses and are found above your mouth. When you have allergies your become congested due to mucus in your sinuses which thus puts pressure on your molars. Gargling salt water can help remove mucus from your sinuses and relieve pressure.

Visit Your Reno Family Dentist

As always, utilize us! We’re here for you for any of your oral health needs. We will help ensure that your oral health stays in tip-top shape to help fight the effects of allergies. It is also smart to visit your doctor about allergy symptoms so you can receive the proper medications to help!

Although, it is important to stay cautious. Ask yourself if you were having oral pain prior to allergy season. Visiting your dentist during spring season will help determine if your oral pain is caused by allergies or other oral health complications.

We hope your allergies are not too bad this year and you’re able to get out and enjoy our beautiful community!