What You Should Know About Toothpaste Allergies

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You may already know that you need to brush your pearly whites twice every day for two minutes at a time. Similarly, you may also know that flossing at least once a day and visiting our team once every six months are also important if you want a healthy smile. But have you heard that brushing can sometimes lead to serious dental problems, this is true especially if you suffer from a toothpaste allergy?

Have you heard that a toothpaste allergy may cause a rash to form all over your cheeks, your nose, or even on your chin? Naturally, this itch may also appear anywhere inside your mouth. Furthermore, if you are allergic to toothpaste, you might even deal with issues like hives, watery eyes, respiratory issues, and unpleasant canker sores.

Are you aware that there are several ingredients that may be responsible for your allergy? For instance, many people are allergic to fluoride. As you may understand, fluoride is included in your toothpaste to strengthen and to protect your teeth. If you find that this is the cause of your allergy, all you have to do is choose a toothpaste that does not have fluoride in it. Sadly, your allergy might also be caused by the flavors and oils used in toothpaste. Fortunately, there are several things you can try to deal with your allergy. For example, try rinsing your teeth out with water or using less toothpaste each time you brush.

If you think you may be suffering from a toothpaste allergy and would like to learn more about choosing the perfect toothpaste in Turlock, California, please give Turlock Dental Care a call at 209-667-7889. We’ll be happy to examine your pearly whites to address any concerns you have, to help you set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Robert A. McCulla, and to help you keep your smile strong and healthy. We look forward to hearing from you.