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Allergy Season and Dry Mouth Elk Grove, CA
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Spring brings so much beauty to our world. Flowers are blooming, the grass is greening up, and trees are leafing out. Yet, with all of this beauty can come profound misery for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. If you’ve never given much thought to how allergy season can affect your oral health, keep reading to learn more.

For most people who suffer from allergies, you know that some of the most miserable symptoms simply must be endured. Postnasal drip, a stuffy nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes are the most common symptoms of allergies. Until you have suffered through these symptoms for weeks on end, you may not understand how wretched they can make you feel. To combat these symptoms, many people turn to allergy medications known as antihistamines. These types of medicines help to dry up excess mucus in the sinuses. However, as they are helping in one area, these medications can lead to another problem: dry mouth.

Dry mouth is a condition in which the salivary glands do not produce enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. A dry mouth can pose severe complications to your oral health because a dry mouth becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Saliva helps keep the mouth moist and wash away food particles and the millions of bacteria present inside your mouth every day. When saliva production is not adequate, bacteria will cling to the teeth and harden into damaging tartar.

Symptoms of dry mouth include:

  • A sticky, dry feeling in the mouth and throat
  • Frequent thirst
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Bad breath
  • A dry, raw tongue
  • Cracked lips and split skin at the corners of the mouth

At Ora Dentistry, we want to help you make it through allergy season without any damage to your smile. A dry mouth can quickly allow tartar to get out of control and cause tooth decay and gum disease. If you are suffering from dry mouth, please contact our practice. We are here to help keep your smile beautiful and healthy.

Posted on behalf of Ora Dentistry

2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000


Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm


Cynthia B.

Very confused by the website and advertising as an after hour/emergency dental service. I broke a tooth this evening and was looking for emergency dental services for the earliest appointment. I called and a receptionist/operator picked up on a Friday evening close to 8 p.m. and said that the emergency dental service was only for existing patients. That isn't on the website and in fact, the top line on the website states if you need emergency dental care , call. Don't mind that they aren't able to see me, but the operator needs a better script when explaining their services and should also provide better service or don't be an after hour receptionist. She also never asked me if I WAS an existing patient. Would love to give no stars, but I can't post unless I pick one. UPDATE: So wasn't expecting the owner of the practice to call me. I spoke with Dr. Dalla and he explained in detail their policies and calmed my anxiety regarding my broken tooth.. I appreciate that he is a business owner that pays attention to what is being said about his practice and would take the time to follow up. I may have found a new dentist.

Abida G.

I’ve been searching for a dental office for my special needs daughter for a long time. I called many offices explaining her situation that she had Autism and anxiety and I was told they didn’t see special needs kids. I came across Ora Dentistry through my google search and gave them a call explained to them my situation and they told me they’d be happy to see her. We scheduled an appointment. On the day of the appointment I called again and explained her situation and told them she would like her sister and mom to be there for support due to her anxiety and they were totally accommodating and that put me at ease. We got to our appointment and were greeted by Bridgette she was AMAZING with my daughter she made her feel SUPER comfortable through out the entire process! I’ve never seen my daughter so calm and relaxed. When the doctor came in to do his exam on her he too was beyond nice and again made my daughter feel at ease. I really have to thank Ora dentistry for their excellent service! If you have a special needs child this is the place to go! Highly recommend it!

Steve F.

Two years ago I visited this office to assess the viability of getting an implant for a lost tooth. On that first visit Dr. Dalla had x-rays taken, made the assessment, provided me with options, including performing an implant on a lost back molar. I consented, and right then and there, he performed the actual implant and gave me a return appointment to insure all was healing well. Then, 3 months later, he fitted me with the abutment and took impressions for the crown. Two weeks after that the crown was installed. Not only was the work done in record time, but it has been the best fitting crown I've ever had, and I've had 18 crowns in my lifetime of 68 years. This was my second implant. My first implant was by another dental office and does not come close to compare with Dr. Dalla's work. His implant and crown feel like healthy, natural teeth, and in fact, I chew most of my food using that new "molar." I wish I would have gone to him long ago. By far the best around. He is a perfectionist, and is demanding of himself. Just what you should want in someone performing your dental work. Highest recommendations!

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2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000

Opening Times:

Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm