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Are you familiar with the effects that cold and flu season can have on your smile? Due to several health risks that can arise when you are sick, you need to make sure that you have a prevention and treatment plan in place to negate any effects that could arise due to a cold or the flu.

Did you know that a cold or the flu can damage your smile simply because of the fact individuals stop cleaning their mouth when they are sick? Oftentimes, you may have decreased energy levels which can make you feel like you don’t want to get out of bed. However, you should still practice minimal oral health care and make sure your mouth is clean. Furthermore, make sure you stay hydrated to not only improve your physical health for overcoming an illness but also to remove any conditions with symptoms associated with dry mouth. Furthermore, if you ever find yourself throwing up, harmful acids will be in your mouth and cause dental erosion and enamel wear. To combat this, try using mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum to help neutralize the effects.

Our team at Miller Family Dental looks forward to enhancing your smile with treatments for all seasons. To book an appointment at our dentist office in Houston, Texas, please contact Dr. Brian Miller and our team at 281.225.4966.