When the temperature drops, warm cups of coffee, festive décor, and seasonal treats aren’t far behind. However, it also means cold and flu season is upon us. If you have Invisalign in Frisco, there are a few important best practices you should implement to stay healthy this time of year. Read on to learn what they are!
#1. Protect Your Teeth From the Bad Stuff
Cough drops and ginger ale are just a few sick-day staples that can wreak havoc on your teeth. To prevent high-sugar items like these from leading to decay and cavities, do your best to keep your teeth clean by continuing to practice a solid oral hygiene routine. It is also a good idea to sip on water to wash away debris and stick to sugar-free options when possible.
#2. Keep Your Hands Clean
Did you know that each of your hands can hold over 5,000 bacteria at any given time? So, if you aren’t practicing proper hand hygiene, then your oral health is at serious risk each time to pop your aligners in and out. Therefore, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water frequently and use hand sanitizer when that isn’t possible (like while your driving).
#3. Stock Up on the Essentials
Whether you are sick or actively avoiding catching something, keeping all the essentials close by is critical during cold and flu season in Frisco. After all, the last thing you want to do is make a trip to the store during the current pandemic or when you aren’t feeling well. So, if you haven’t already, make sure to stock up on the below staples:
- Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to keep your hands and surroundings clean.
- Lotion for dry hands.
- Lip balm for chapped lips.
- Floss picks to clean your teeth while limiting contact with your fingers.
#4. Drink Plenty of Water
When you have a fever, you are vulnerable to dehydration. Therefore, it is essential to drink plenty of water to replenish your body with liquid. Plus, sipping on water throughout the day can rinse away food particles, plaque, and bacteria, which can help prevent tooth decay. Fortunately, you can drink water with your Invisalign trays in so you can straighten your teeth while also staying healthy!
As the temperature continues to drop, it is important to prioritize your overall health. Fortunately, you can do exactly that by implementing the above tips if you have Invisalign!
About the Practice
Voted “Best in Frisco” in 2017, Stonebriar Smile Design is dedicated to taking dentistry to the next level with the latest technology, a world-class team, and services built to treat your oral and overall health. Whether you need a routine cleaning or are interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign, Dr. Jill Wade, Dr. Kristi Moody, and Dr. Dennis Abbott will use their extensive experience and patient-centered approach to care to help you achieve a healthy, strong, beautiful smile. If you are interested in perfecting your smile with Invisalign, visit their website or give them a call at 972-377-7800.