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Are you ready to enhance your smile to its maximum effectiveness? Have you set forth effective plans to take your smile to levels never-before-seen? To maximize your oral health care, your daily habits and your dietary regime are all extremely effective for building your best smile. However, even great smiles can be brought down in a single incident if you end up getting sick and are not treating your mouth properly at this time. If you do have a cold or the flu, continue to care for your teeth and gums as you normally would, while taking into consideration the risks that may arise.

One of the biggest risks that can plague your smile is associated with issues involving dry mouth. If you’re unaware of what dry mouth is, it is a situation in which your mouth is not producing enough saliva or is limited in the amount of saliva in it. If left untreated, dry mouth can slowly wear away your teeth and gums and lead to several oral health ailments. To help treat dry mouth, look for ways to remain properly hydrated and avoid products that can easily contribute to the condition. The more saliva in your mouth, the healthier your mouth will be when you’re sick.

Saliva, if you are not aware, is actually a naturally-produced substance in your mouth that can help washing way debris and harmful debris that can damage your teeth and gums. Saliva is especially important when you are vomiting, as acids can travel into your mouth and slowly damage your teeth and gums. To help neutralize the effects, make sure your body is producing enough saliva or rinse out your mouth with a cleaning utensil. You shouldn’t use any sort of brush or toothpaste if you throw up, as they can be too abrasive to your already sensitive teeth and gums.

Optimum oral health care success comes courtesy of oral health care during cold and flu season. You are welcome to call Toluca Dental Care at our dentist office in Toluca Lake, California, at 818-760-9912. Dr. Nilesh Pema and our entire team thank you for visiting with a smile!