Dental Tips for Cold and Flu Season

 

Cold and flu season can take a toll on all parts of your body, even your mouth. Here are a few tips to care for your teeth when you have a cold or flu. Choose sugar free cough drops to soothe your sore throat. A sugary cough drop will promote the formation of cavities. It is also important to stay hydrated. Not only is dry mouth uncomfortable, it is a breeding ground for dental bacteria that can cause cavities. While staying hydrated, it is always best to drink water. Sports drinks can be helpful in replenishing electrolytes, but they should be used in moderation and always followed with water. And finally, after you are well, toss out your toothbrush and replace it with a new one.