Your dentist likes to help your oral health remain just as safe as it can be. Of course, in addition to offering dental care to ensure your teeth and gums are safe, our Southlake TX team also likes to keep you updated on some things you can do not only to protect your smile but also to keep your entire state of well being safe. When flu season makes its arrival, for instance, we happen to be quite full of recommendations to guide you away from this infectious virus, not directly toward it! Since it’s something you can ingest by touching your mouth, we happen to have a thing or two to say that might prove quite helpful.
Avoiding The Flu: Simple Tips
There are some very simple recommendations that our team is always happy to offer when flu seasons shows up. Remember: You can easily end up contracting the flu if you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth and have the virus on your fingers. With that said, rely on common sense to prevent yourself from ending up sick (even when you’re brushing and flossing!):
- Wash your hands with soap and water before you even touch your toothbrush, toothpaste, or floss
- It’s a good idea to wash after you brush and floss, too, just in case you have the flu (that way, you won’t rub the germs onto surfaces that others might touch!)
- We often suggest keeping your fingers and nails out of your mouth because it’s bad for your oral health; this is a good suggestion for flu season, too, so keep it in mind!
Consider What You’re Sharing
You might share more than you realize with the people around you. For instance, you might cook dinner, taste the sauce you’re making with a spoon, put that spoon back into the sauce and then offer it to your spouse. Unfortunately, when viruses are involved, you may be sharing more than just your favorite recipe! Take a comprehensive approach throughout the cooler months to limiting the things you share (when it’s something that may carry germs), from the kitchen to the bathroom (use your own dental hygiene products) and beyond. It’s good not only for preventing the flu but also for keeping your oral health safe!
Take Our Tips For Oral Health And More Seriously
When you’re doing your best to protect your oral health and your overall health, our tips will help you achieve that goal! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.