Importance Of Caring For Teeth When You Are Under The Weather
We don’t know about you, but we can’t believe the holiday season has ended and we have started 2023! Being that we are in Wisconsin, we have our fair share of snow storms to last us through the winter and beyond. Aside from the snow, one of the other problems that occurs during the winter is illness. While we all know how to protect ourselves from illness, some germs still manage to sneak into our bodies. We want to share the importance of continuing to care for your oral health even when you are feeling under the weather. Failure to care for your teeth properly can lead to major consequences in the future. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
Maintain Oral Hygiene Routine
The last thing you feel like doing when you are sick is brushing and cleaning your teeth, but it is important to continue to care for your oral health. This is particularly important if you have been drinking sugary drinks or vomiting. Lingering bacteria and acid on the teeth can lead to tooth decay and other issues, such as gum disease. It is also extremely important to replace your toothbrush when you feel better.
Choose Sugar-Free or Low-Sugar Options
When possible, we recommend choosing a sugar-free or low-sugar option for a cough drop or beverage. The added sugar can wreak havoc on your teeth, especially because you suck on a cough drop for quite a while and will take sips of your drink continuously throughout the day. The added sugar on your teeth can cause unwanted decay.
We kindly ask that you reschedule your appointment if you are feeling under the weather. If you are feeling healthy and are concerned about the state of your oral health, or it has been longer than six months since your last visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Kewaskum, WI to schedule an appointment. We wish you health and wellness during the remainder of the winter season.