It's Flu Season Again!
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It’s Flu Season Again!

I’ll be honest … when I’m treating a sick patient, I’m glad I’ve got my mask. I’m not without sympathy, though. No matter how much vitamin C, echinacea, or zinc lozenges we take to keep illness at bay, everyone is vulnerable during cold and flu season. I’m not just concerned with your dental health – I’m concerned with your overall health, as well; as much as I hope you or a loved one is not affected by the flu this season, I’ve got some useful information to protect your teeth if you do fall ill. Read on to learn more.

Flu Tip #1 – Avoid Sugary Cough Drops and Throat Lozenges

Sugary cough drops may taste better, but they’re not more effective at staving off a cough. Instead of sucking on drops that will coat your teeth with sugar and invite bacteria to form, find sugar-free options that will soothe your cough without harming your teeth.

Flu Tip #2 – Stay Hydrated

Cold and flu medicines can dry you out, slowing the natural production of saliva. Saliva has multiple functions, one of which is irrigating debris and bacteria from your teeth to minimize the chances of decay. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water – even if you’re not taking any flu medications – to help keep your teeth clean between brushings.

Flu Tip #3 – Stick to Your Regular Dental Hygiene Routine

You’re chilled, you’re aching, you can’t eat…you can barely sit up to sip water! Brushing and flossing may be the last thing on your mind when you’re sick, but it’s important to muster up the strength to stick to your regular dental hygiene routine. Keeping your teeth clean helps to keep bacteria and flu-causing germs from collecting on your teeth, so prop yourself up over that sink and get rid of those germs. Once you start feeling better, it’s a good idea to use a new toothbrush so you don’t recontaminate yourself with the one you used while you were sick.

May you stay happy and healthy this flu season, but if you don’t, be sure to take care of your teeth. If you care for your teeth the way you care for the rest of your body, they’ll be around to see you through decades worth of cold and flu seasons. Be well!

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The folks at Wayne Dental Care are fantastic. They have a friendly staff who are always welcoming, fantastic doctors (I've been a longtime patient of Dr. Handel) that make long and tedious procedures much easier to tolerate. From cleaning to implants, this is a terrific place. They are also fantastic about dealing with emergencies. I highly recommend.

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I have received great care here over the past 14 years, both preventative and emergency. The team is very professional and caring. Most recently, Dr. Brenner made time for me on an emergency basis to fix a broken tooth. He did a great job, and I left feeling 100 percent better than when I arrived.

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I've been a patient at Wayne Dental Care for over ten years, and several of my family members are patients as well. The dental hygienists and front desk staff are terrific, friendly and helpful. I am always provided with a comprehensive written treatment plan for anything not covered by insurance, so I understand my costs. I always feel welcomed when I come in the front door!

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Wayne Dental has given me the first time the best experience at a dentist office their kindness and patience is outstanding end making a patient feel they are not just a number I cannot stress enough the fact that I have never ever had a positive experience at a dental office until now they are the best.

- Leslie D.
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Accommodated my very fluctuating schedule and paid close attention to details of recommended services. Pre-checked recommended services for coverage and priced out in advance. Also discussed claiming as much in services as possible within the calendar year in order to take advantage of my annual benefit allowance. Very Satisfied with quality of service and attention to detail.

- Josh M.
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Our Wayne, PA Dental Office
295 Old Eagle School Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087

610.293.1227

Office Hours:
Mon. & Wed. - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tues. & Thu. - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Fri. - 8:00am - 1:00pm

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