Sometimes, it feels like allergy season just never ends. One second, you’re handing your little ones tissues and researching allergy medication and then it seems the flowers are blooming, mold counts are up, and it’s happening all over again. While you might not be surprised by your child’s red nose, the appearance of oral health symptoms may catch you off guard. To avoid any uncertainty, your Riverside children’s dentist invites you to take an educational quiz!

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: Allergies can indirectly end up causing bad breath in more ways than one. As a result, your Riverside children’s dentist suggests you treat the problem to protect your child’s breath.
  2. True or False: It’s entirely possible that your child’s stuffed up response to allergy season can end up leading to what your son or daughter interprets as a toothache.
  3. True or False: It’s important to remember that if you give your children liquid allergy medicine, you should have them rinse and then brush after taking it (especially if right before bed).

Quiz Answers

  1. True. Unfortunately, post nasal drip can contribute to bad breath, as can dry mouth. Remember, your child may breathe through his or her mouth (instead of nose) due to allergies, which results in dry mouth and unpleasant mouth odors.
  2. True. When allergies are present, sinuses can place pressure against the teeth in one’s smile. The result? The pressure is something that can cause some serious frustration and discomfort.
  3. True. If your child takes liquid medicine, remember that it probably contains dyes and sugars. Your Riverside children’s dentist suggests rinsing and brushing afterward to prevent stains and decay.

Bring Up Your Questions During Children’s Visits

We know that you sometimes have questions that seem out of the ordinary. As long as they relate to your child’s smile, we encourage you to bring them up! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.