The cold and flu season is already upon us.

There are many different treatments and remedies for coughs and some of these can be harmful to teeth.

Honey and lemon are a popular and more natural way of trying to soothe a sore throat. The high acidity and sugar level aren’t great for teeth, so remember to rinse your mouth afterwards.

Many cough lozenges and syrups also contain sugar as well as ingredients that can dry your mouth. It’s important to rinse after these as well as drinking plenty of water.

Remember to try keep up a good brushing and flossing routine, this will also help reduce bacteria in the mouth. It’s also a good idea to change your toothbrush once you are feeling better.

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