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During the cold season (especially when I get a little under the weather) my body develops a lot of mucus in my mouth, nose and throat. Is that mucus bad for my oral health?

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Mucus. Yuck, right? While the buildup of mucus in your mouth, nose and throat can be unpleasant and annoying, it is not necessarily bad for your oral health.

The buildup occurs as a natural process to keep your throat moist and healthy during the cold season when the air is drier than usual. However, if your body is producing too much it could indicate an issue with gastric reflux, which can affect the health of your teeth and gums and can cause bad breath.

Allergies can also flare up at certain times of the year, causing mucus build up or congestion.

We recommend you talk to your doctor to to alleviate the excess mucus, and visit us to ensure your gums, teeth and tongue are in good health.

Schedule an appointment with our Winnipeg dentists today. We’re conveniently located at Garden City Shopping Centre and St. Vital Centre.