How to Care for Your Teeth When You’re Sick

Even when you’re sick, proper dental hygiene is important.

It is important that your mouth remains healthy all year long, even during sickness. Below, Dr. Layman and Dr. Shirman have some tips on how to keep a healthy mouth when you’re not feeling your best.

Care for your toothbrush
The flu has the ability to live on surfaces for up to 72 hours. Even though the chances of getting yourself sick again are low, you may want to replace your toothbrush once you are feeling better.

Choose Cough Drop Wisely
As we know, sugar is not good for our teeth. When you are buying cough drops make sure they are sugar-free.

Stay Hydrated
If you’re taking medicine they may dry out your mouth. Dry mouth can cause dental health issues, such as cavities and gum disease. Be sure you are drinking plenty of water to keep yourself and your mouth hydrated.

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Your dental health is connected to your overall health. When you’re sick, it is important to not ignore your oral health. If you are due for a cleaning or have any concerns about the health of your mouth, be sure to schedule an appointment with Layman, Shirman & Associates.