Q: Allergies or oral health concern? The roof of my mouth has been itchy – is there a rinse or wash I can use to make it better?
A: When the roof of your mouth is itchy it’s usually a sign of allergies. In addition to an itchy roof of your mouth, your sinuses could also become inflamed, which can cause pain in your teeth.
To clean out germs we recommend you use an alcohol-free antiseptic mouthwash, which can be bought at any drug store. That will help to keep your mouth clean and also provide some relief from the itch.
The irritation may also be caused by components in your toothpaste. Switching to a different brand can sometimes alleviate your symptoms. Talking to your dentist can help to determine causes of the irritation.
You’ll also want to talk to your doctor about which allergy medication is right for your particular symptoms.
Schedule your next appointment at our Garden City and St. Vital Dental clinics today.