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When a cold or flu strikes, it’s easy to let your oral health take a back seat. However, by maintaining good oral hygiene practices, you could be helping your body clear bacteria from your mouth. Dr. Aram Cazazian and our team here at Bayside Family Dentistry in Bayside, New York, cares for your health, which is why we are happy to give you some tips to help you and your smile when you are not feeling well.

The first thing to remember when you are sick is to remember to keep up with your oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing are essential. It is also important to remember to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. This will reduce the spreading of germs that could be causing your illness.

Sugar-free cough drops are also ideal to help you when you are sick. By avoiding sugars or sticky substances on your teeth, you could lower your risk for cavities. It is also a great idea to remember to swish and often spit when sick. This will clear away the stomach acids from your teeth and help keep your mouth hydrated.

Don’t forget to get plenty of rest. While you sleep, your body is working to restore your health. Our practice wants you to feel better and wishes you to know when you feel up to an appointment, to give us a call at (718) 423-7009 for a professional dental cleaning. Our team is always happy to help you in your quest for positive oral health.