CARING FOR YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU ARE SICK
When you’re under the weather, brushing your teeth actually may make you feel better. When your mouth feels clean, you will feel that your health is starting to improve.
When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority—and that includes your mouth. Here are some simple ways to care for your dental health when you’re not feeling well:
When you’re sick, you know to cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze. Don’t forget to keep up your dental and toothbrush hygiene as well.
According to the CDC, the flu virus can live on moist surfaces for 72 hours. Make sure no one else handles the toothbrush of anyone who has the flu.
You also probably don’t need to replace your toothbrush after you’ve been sick. Unless your immune system is severely compromised, the chances of reinfecting yourself are very low. But if you’re still in doubt, throw it out, Especially if you’ve had your toothbrush for 3-4 months—then it’s time to replace it anyway.
If you, your family or friends need dental care, we would be honored to provide you with state-of-the-art dental care in our modern dental practice. Refer someone you love to someone you trust!
Presented as a service to the community by Doctors Hoover and Yanda,
39 Milford Drive, Hudson, Ohio 44236. 330-650-0360. www.drshooverandyanda.com