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It’s autumn again – and as the leaves turn beautiful, brilliant shades of red and yellow, it is also the time of the year when itchy eyes, runny noses, and sneezing, reign supreme.
Did you know that all that congestion and sneezing can spell trouble for your teeth? Know what fall allergies mean for your oral health and how you can keep your teeth happy despite the itchiness and sniffles.
Allergy triggers start to flourish around the month of September. The lovely fall breeze carries with it pollen, causing allergies to flare up. This season also stirs up dust mites and mold spores, which can trigger watery eyes and runny noses.
Allergy problems, including hay fever, can directly impact your oral health, so watch out for these signs and symptoms:
Thankfully, you can find allergy relief and protect your teeth at the same time.
If you have concerns about your fall allergies or overall dental health, do not hesitate to talk to your physician or Dallas dentist. At Dallas Dental Wellness, your oral health and overall health are our top priorities, and together we can keep your mouth healthy this season and beyond!
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