Did you know that cold and flu season can negatively affect your oral health? Cold and flu season can often lead to a downturn in your oral health because you may find yourself caring more for the illnesses and starting to neglect your oral health in the meantime. However, the very fact of being sick can make your oral health more at risk, so you have to continue cleaning your mouth as needed.
Cold and flu season often puts your teeth at more risk than any other time during the year. Due to the fact that you may be suffering from an illness, you may be at a heightened risk of enamel damage and further enamel wear. Furthermore, if you find yourself throwing up, harmful acids may be traveling up into your mouth and damaging your tooth enamel. Make sure that if you are suffering from an illness, to never use your cleaning utensils, because they can spread the illness or even contribute to further damage to your own mouth. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids and avoid sugar as best as possible. With effective treatments, you can make sure that your smile can stay safe throughout the illness.
We are here to help rebuild and repair your smile. To schedule a diagnostic examination at Primary Dental Clinic with Dr. Mark Hughen and our team at our dentist office in Midland, Texas, you can give us a call at 432-570-7080.