Protecting your smile throughout your life includes protecting it each day. Even if you do everything you can to keep your smile safe one month if you neglect it the next, dental damage can occur. In addition, if you find yourself routinely sick, it is important to make sure that you continue to care for your teeth and gums during cold and flu season.
If you are suffering from a cold or the flu, you will still need to make sure that your mouth remains clean and free of debris. You can accomplish this by brushing and flossing daily. However, this may be difficult to do while you are sick due to a decrease in energy levels. As an alternative, try switching to easier to operate tools such as electric toothbrushes and water flossers.
It is important to always keep your smile clean due to several oral health risks associated with a cold or the flu. If for any reason you throw up, do not try to brush your teeth immediately afterward. This is because brushes can often be highly abrasive and contribute to further dental abrasion. Instead, try cleaning your mouth out with mouthwash or other non-abrasive cleaning material.
With extensive dental care and the skilled expertise of our team at New Smile Dentistry, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. Dr. Wu, Dr. Nguyen and our team can be reached by calling us at (972) 231-9591 to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dentist office in Richardson, Texas.