Are you aware of the benefits of protecting your smile during cold and flu season? Cold and flu season is that time of year when many individuals often find themselves suffering from a physical downturn in their health. Because we are often so focused on caring for a cold or the flu, many individuals tend to neglect their oral health at this time.
Not only do individuals neglect their oral health during cold and flu season, but they are often at an increased risk of further dental damage. If that wasn’t bad enough, the act of throwing up could also move harmful stomach acids into your mouth that can eat through your tooth enamel. Furthermore, the use of hard or tough products and medications can lead to further risks which can chip or crack teeth or medications that can produce dry mouth. Be sure to stay fully hydrated and continue to care for your smile while sick, not only to improve your oral health but your physical health as well.
Are you in need of additional oral health care in Burke, Virginia? If so, our team at Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke can assist you. To schedule a visit to our dental office, call us at 703-801-6166 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael King.