When Your Sick Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Premier Dentistry Charlotte NC

It’s that time of year when everyone around you seems under the weather. So how do you make sure you are keeping up with your oral hygiene? Take a look at some tips from Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your mouth healthy.

Stay hydrated

Hydration is vital to staying healthy and super important when you are ill. Staying hydrated also helps prevent dry mouth. Dry mouth can increase your risk for cavities. Remember dry mouth is a common side effect for many medications so your increase your water intake.

Keep it sugar free

Whether you’re choosing a drink or a cough drop make sure it is sugar free. Make sure to check the label to see if sugar is an ingredient. Cough drops that contain sugar are essentially bathing your teeth with sugar as you suck on them throughout the day.

Replace your toothbrush

To avoid getting sick again make sure you replace your toothbrush after an illness. Not only should you replace your toothbrush but also any mouthwash that you have been using. Not replacing these can put you at risk to become sick again. Most doctors will recommend replacing your toothbrush after 48 hours of being on antibiotics.

Stay healthy this season and remember these simple points to keep your mouth healthy too. We look forward to providing dental care to you and your family at Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC. Schedule your visit today on our website or give us a call 704-544-8860.