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Our dentists and team here at Pal Dental Group in Sterling, Virginia, care for your oral health, and overall health. During this harsh cold and flu season, our team understands its more important than ever to maintain a healthy smile, which is why we are happy to give you some tips to help you and your smile when you are not feeling well.

For starters, the first thing to remember when you are sick is to keep up with your oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing are extremely important because it clears unwanted bacteria from your mouth and ultimately, your body. It is also best to remember to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough to reduce the spreading of germs that could be causing your illness.

Sugar-free cough drops are also useful and important to help you when you are sick. By avoiding sugars or sticky substances from cough drops on your teeth, you could lower your risk for cavities. It is also a great idea to remember to clean out your mouth often when sick. This will clear away the stomach acids from your teeth and help keep you hydrated. Lastly, make sure you get plenty of rest. While you sleep, your body is working hard to restore your complete health.

As you can see, there are ways to help your smile should you become ill during this cold and flu season. If you have been sick and need a professional dental cleaning, please call our office today at 703-774-9699. Our team cares for your health and is happy to assist you in achieving positive oral health after an illness.