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Your smile and oral health are our San Tomas Signature Smiles dental team’s first priority, which is why we encourage you to take good care of your teeth, throat, and mouth, especially when you’re sick. Being sick can affect your smile and oral health in many ways. In fact, it can cause:

Toothaches: A sinus infection can often result in a toothache. That’s because the largest sinus cavity lays just above the upper jaw. When it fills with liquid, it can place large amounts of pressure on your tooth roots, thus causing cavities.

Bad breath: If you have a runny nose, watch out for bad breath. It’s common for the mucus to fall to the back of the mouth and create a moist environment. Then, bacteria gather, live, and grow there, causing bad breath.

Sore throat: A sore throat is a common symptom of a cold. This is especially the case if you also have a cough. A sore throat can be inconvenient and uncomfortable, so make sure you do your best to keep your throat moist and coated.

Dry mouth: Having a dry mouth is a common symptom because you’re forced to breathe through your mouth because of a stuffy nose. To prevent dry mouth, make sure to drink plenty of fluids.

In order to take good care of your smile and oral health while you’re sick, Dr. Ramin Moradi encourages you to keep up on oral hygiene, avoid taking sugary medication, get a good amount of rest, and drink plenty of liquids. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about how to take care of your smile while you have a cold in Campbell, California, please call our office at 408-378-2890 . Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!