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Protecting Yourself Before Flu Season is In Full Swing

Posted on 1/15/2017 by Office
A man suffering from the flu.
As the weather grows colder, the germs tend to rise. We stay inside more, and tend to come in contact with more germs and bacteria. That is why we tend to get sicker during the winter months than the rest of the year.

Before you get hit with a nasty cold, or worse, the flu, prepare yourself so you do not need medications that may harm your teeth.

How You Can Prepare Yourself Before Flu Season Hits

The first way to prepare yourself is to go out and get a flu shot. The flu is awful, no matter when you get it. It can be difficult to survive if you are young, have a compromised immune system, are pregnant, or are elderly. It isn't easy on the rest of us, either. Making sure to get a flu shot can really help you avoid taking a bunch of sugary medications that can hurt your teeth.

Another way you can prepare yourself is by looking up natural ways of being able to boost your immune system and decrease your symptoms should you find yourself with the flu anyway.

Avoid cough drops and other medications that sit right on your teeth and can contribute to decay. Instead, opt for teas that help control your coughing or sore throat, and other natural ingredients that help you feel better faster.

If you seem to always get the flu, or often take medications that can cause damage to your smile, make sure you see your dentist more regularly than every six months.

It can be a simple step that you take now, that can prevent a lot of damage down the line. Contact our office today and find out what he or she recommends for you to do to avoid the flu this year.

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