Why are some food allergies relevant to your dental treatment?
We often get asked why we have such a detailed medical history for our patients. Many don’t see the relevance… but every question we ask is an important one!
Did you know that many allergies can have dental implications? For example, patients with allergies to certain foods such as avocado, kiwi, pineapple and banana have a greater risk of being allergic to latex as these foods contain the same proteins found in latex (we no longer use latex in our clinic because of this risk).
Some dental products like fluoride, prophy pastes, gum and sealant materials, may contain allergens such as fruit flavouring, pine nuts, traces of peanuts, clove oil, gluten and milk protein.