Posted on 02 December 2020

Although it can be hard at the time, looking after your dental health when you are sick remains important. The teeth and gums can be affected by illness, even though you should not be visiting a dentist until feeling well again.

Key takeaways:

  • Maintain twice daily brushing and daily flossing to prevent oral health issues while keeping the mouth feeling fresh.
  • If you vomit, rinse your mouth out with water as stomach acids in the mouth can harm tooth enamel.
  • Keep hydrated by drinking water regularly, helping to maintain saliva levels and protecting the oral cavity against bacteria build-up.

"Not only does sipping water throughout the day help keep your mouth clean, but it can prevent bad breath and bacteria build-up even when you aren’t able to brush."

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