THE IMPORTANCE OF ORAL HYGEINE WHEN SICK
If your system is already compromised by a short-term or long-term illness, it is important for you to keep up your dental health. Keeping up your dental care will protect your mouth and may contribute to your overall recovery.
If you’ve had a sore throat, mouth infection, a cold, or the flu, replace your toothbrush to avoid reinfecting yourself. Keep the toothbrush of any sick family member isolated from the others.
If you have a respiratory infection, sore throat or stuffed head with mucus and post-nasal drip, your breath is not going to be the most pleasant. You’ll feel better, as will the people around you, if you keep your mouth as fresh as possible. If you go even a few days without brushing and flossing, plaque can harden to the point at which it’s impossible to remove at home.
In addition, some medicines can affect your mouth adversely. They can cause dry mouth, for instance. And some have sugar in them. Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, take those medicines with a meal to reduce the impact of the sugar on your teeth. For more information, talk with your dentist.
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!
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39 Milford Drive, Hudson, Ohio 44236. 330-650-0360.