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You may be aware that you should clean your teeth and gums twice a day for two minutes at a time with your toothbrush. Similarly, you may know that flossing daily and visiting our dentist twice a year are also important if you want to keep your pearly whites healthy. However, had you heard that brushing could actually cause serious dental problems, especially if you have a toothpaste allergy?

Are you aware that a toothpaste allergy may cause a rash that could form on your cheeks, your nose, or virtually anywhere on your chin? Unfortunately, this itchy rash can appear anywhere inside of your mouth as well. Moreover, if you are suffering from a toothpaste allergy, you could have to cope with symptoms such as respiratory issues, hives, watery eyes, and even canker sores.

There are several ingredients in toothpaste that could be the culprit for your allergy. You might be reacting to fluoride. As you may be aware, fluoride is included in a majority of toothpaste because it can protect your pearly whites. Luckily, if this is the cause of your allergy, you could simply choose a toothpaste that does not contain fluoride in it. Unfortunately, your toothpaste allergy could also be caused by different oils and flavor found in toothpaste. Generally, there are a number of steps you can do to deal with this allergy. In fact, rinsing your pearly whites with water or putting less toothpaste on your brush could help.

To hear more about dealing with a toothpaste allergy in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Jessica G. McConnell, DDS & Daniel J. Woolf, DDS, please give McConnell and Woolf Family Dentistry a call at 919-552-5113. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth and gums, to answer any questions you may have, and to help you keep your teeth healthy and strong. We look forward to receiving your call.