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Are you aware of the importance of always keeping your smile clean even when you are not feeling your best? Oftentimes, you need to take steps to keep your smile safe even when you’re feeling under the weather. This includes exercising caution with medications that you’re using as they can cause dry mouth, which is a condition known to increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

If you are suffering from a cold or the flu, it is important to make sure you are not sharing any utensils with anyone else. Also be sure to clean anything such as toothbrushes, toothpaste (the tube opening) or any other products that may be used by other individuals. Furthermore, always make sure that no one else is using your toothbrush. Store it in a location that is free of contamination. Be sure to stay hydrated and avoid medications that produce dry mouth symptoms. Furthermore, exercise caution when using cough drops, as they are often heavily laden with sugars. Furthermore, they can be hard to bite into and cause tooth chips and cracks if you bite into them incorrectly.

For additional help with your oral health, please schedule an appointment with Turman Dental at our office in Linton, North Dakota by calling us at 701-254-4521. Dr. Cris Turman and our team will make sure you receive the necessary treatment your smile requires. Our team will be happy to help you with dental care needs, so give us a call today!