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Are you curled up in your blankets because the cold and flu season has caught up to you? If so, our Are you curled up in your blankets because the cold and flu season has caught up to you? If so, our dentists, Drs. Boyle and Boyle, hope you get better quickly! While you are sick, it’s best to take good care of your teeth and gums. This is because if you don’t keep them in tip-top shape, you can suffer the consequences. So, to care for your smile while you’re sick, please do the following things:

-Keep up with brushing and flossing, no matter how tired you are. It’s important to brush twice a day and floss once a day. This is especially important because some types of medication promote cavities, like those that contain high amounts of sugar.

-Drink plenty of liquid, especially water. This can help you stay hydrated, get over your sickness, and wash the bacteria in your mouth away.

-Replace your toothbrush when you are recovered from your sickness. If you forget to replace your toothbrush, it could still be infected. When you use it, there is a chance you could get sick again.

-Gargle saltwater or rinse with antibacterial mouthwash while you’re sick. This can keep bacteria at bay.

Would you like to know more about how to care for your smile while you’re sick? If so, please reach out to our dental team in Mechanicsville, Virginia, when you can. We are here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions, so please contact Boyle Dentistry at 804-569-0530 today!