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As you may have heard, there are several things you should do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For example, you’ve probably heard that brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is important. However, did you know that some toothpaste might actually impact your health? For example, some people are allergic to some ingredients in toothpaste.

Would you be surprised to hear that a toothpaste allergy can cause a rash? Your rash can form anywhere on your face, including your chin, nose, or on your cheeks. You might also have to cope with canker sores, hives and have respiratory problems.

Allergies can be triggered by several ingredients in toothpaste. For example, fluoride, which is included in many kinds of toothpaste to strengthen your pearly whites, can aggravate your teeth. Others are allergic to oils that flavor toothpaste. Often, individuals are also allergic to spearmint or peppermint flavored toothpaste. If you are dealing with a toothpaste allergy, rinsing your teeth after you brush can help.

Luckily, our team at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS can also help you find the perfect toothpaste in Shelby Township, Michigan. You can call us at 586-685-0880. Our dentist, Dr. Ray McKinley & Brittany McKinley-Holloway, and our team will be happy to address any questions you may have. We look forward to receiving your call!