Taking care of your teeth each day is important; even when you’re sick, you still want to continue proper dental hygiene.
So, besides continuing to brush and floss
your teeth, what should you do to keep your mouth healthy when you are not feeling well?
Some cough drops contain sugar. So even if they are helping your throat, your teeth are being harmed!
When you are buying cough drops make sure they are sugar-free.
You may want to replace your toothbrush once you get better. Bacteria from the flu has the ability to live on surfaces for up to 72 hours, so, if you want to be extra safe, getting a clean toothbrush is a good idea.
Some medicines may cause you to experience dry mouth, which is a problem since saliva is our bodies’ natural cavity fighter.
If your medicine is drying out your mouth, make sure you are drinking plenty of water to help keep harmful bacteria from forming around your teeth and gums.