The Flu And What To Do

Here comes the flu! Yes, flu season is making its arrival and you have a couple choices. You can bury your head in the sand and pretend it will simply not affect you. Or, you may take some simple recommendations to heart, so you are doing your very best to keep your body health and your oral health in safe shape. You’ll be happy to learn that it’s not really to difficult to make an effort to avoid it altogether. Let’s help you cover your bases.

Keep Your Fingers Away From Your Mouth

Your fingers touch things, doors, people, desks, etc., all day every day! If there are flu germs on whatever you touch, they will end up on your fingers. Then, if you place your fingers in or around your mouth, you will ingest the germs and will likely become sick. So, to protect your oral health and your body from all potentially negative germs, we encourage you to stop fingernail biting. We also suggest you wash your hands and make it a habit to keep fingers out of your mouth.

Stop Sharing Things

No, we don’t mean it’s time to become selfish and stop sharing everything. We just mean that if it’s something that might cause you to swap germs with someone, then keep it to yourself! Don’t share toothbrushes. Don’t share lip balm. Don’t share toothpaste. Don’t share food or utensils or drinks. You see where we’re going. It’s an easy suggestion that will keep both your oral health and overall well being protected.

Avoid The Flu And Oral Health Side Effects With Tips

Consider our tips for keeping your smile and your entire body healthy this flu season. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.