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Do you work hard to take care of your smile? Do you carefully brush and floss your teeth every day? Do you take the time to visit your dentist every six months to protect your oral health? If you do all of these things, good for you—but what would you do if you find you were allergic to your toothpaste?

Fortunately, toothpaste allergies are very rare and are usually only caused by one ingredient—though at times a combination of ingredients may be responsible. Sadly, most people don’t realize that they may be allergic to toothpaste and don’t tell their dentist about their symptoms.

The most common symptom is a rash that appears around the mouth but may spread to your nose and cheeks. Inflamed gums, red eyes, painful sores, and even respiratory issues may be signs that you have a problem with your toothpaste. Your gums may also become dry, irritated, and could crack.  If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact your dentist.  They may recommend natural toothpastes, using less toothpaste, or a different option depending on your unique needs.

If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us. We’re excited to hear from you.