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The importance of brushing and flossing every day is often never more important than when you end up sick. If you are suffering from a cold or the flu, you will need to make sure that you are continuing to clean out your mouth. Due to several oral health risks that can often arise when you are sick, you may need to implement additional cleaning techniques to ensure your oral health care can continue running smoothly.

Often times when you are sick, you can end up doing further damage to your teeth because you neglect your oral health care. Along the same lines, make sure that you are using tools that are safe for your teeth. To avoid contamination, never use someone else’s toothbrush as your risk for sickness can increase as well as your risk for the spread of bacteria and germs. If you are taking any cough drops or other medications, make sure they are sugar-free. Furthermore, exercise caution when biting into cough drops as they can easily crack and chip your teeth. Stay hydrated and always wash out your mouth with a non-abrasive cleaning utensil if you end up vomiting, as your teeth will be exposed to harmful acids.

To learn more about which treatments you would prefer for protecting your smile throughout the year, contact Randy Cockrell, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 714-974-0949. Come visit Dr. Randy Cockrell, our dentist, and our team at our dental office in Anaheim Hills, California, by scheduling an appointment at your earliest opportunity.