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Have you heard that there are a number of steps you need take to protect your oral health? For instance, you’ve probably heard that you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss your pearly whites regularly, but would you be surprised to learn that some toothpaste can actually have a negative effect on your oral health? Sadly, some people might actually be allergic to some kinds of toothpaste.

Did you know that a rash is a very common sign that you have a toothpaste allergy? Furthermore, would you be surprised to learn that this rash could actually appear anywhere in your mouth? You may also see a rash appear on your chin, nose, or on your cheeks. Other symptoms you may have to deal with include canker sores, respiratory issues, and even hives.

Unfortunately, there are a number of triggers for a toothpaste allergy. Many toothpaste allergies come from fluoride. This ingredient is often included in toothpaste to protect your teeth from decay. Similarly, other people might be allergic to specific oils that are used to flavor your toothpaste—typically spearmint or peppermint oils. If you are dealing with a toothpaste allergy, you could try rinsing your teeth and gums after you brush.

Of course, our team at Advanced Dental Care will also help you decide which toothpaste is best for you in Burlington. Massachusetts. You can call us at 781-272-2875. Our dentist, Dr. Christopher McGonigle, will be happy to address any questions you might have. We’re eager to meet with you soon.