Natural Ways to Fight the Flu and Improve Your Teeth

Unfortunately, we are in the middle of flu season. And this flu season is the biggest one since 2009. The flu virus is spreading fast, but that doesn’t mean you have to get it. Here at Newberg Family Dental, we care about your health and want to share some important tips to help you stay healthy and fight off the flu.

Whether you are sick with the flu or trying to avoid getting it, these tips can help you feel better fast, and a special bonus, they can help improve your smile. Try any one of these to help you recover faster.

Drink More Water

When you feel sick, stay hydrated. It is the key to helping you recovery from any illness. Even if you are not sick, drinking water can help flush out unwanted toxins in the body and also remove unwanted bacteria and food particles in your mouth. Drinking extra water can help prevent cavities. This is because the water helps clear out bacteria build up in the mouth.

Eat Ginger

Ginger is a powerful food because it can help fight off the flu. Ginger naturally has anti-inflammatory properties in it, which will help if you are feeling discomfort. Ginger can help reduce nauseous and stomach issues. Eat more ginger to feel better fast. Ginger is good for your teeth and gums, raw ginger helps remove plaque from your teeth.

Add Spice

Do you make fresh juice? Juicing is a great way to detox and help aid the body in healing. If you normally juice, try adding more spice. Add some zing to your favorite recipe or fruit smoothie. Sliced peppers or jalapeno peppers to your regular soups, smoothies and juice. It will help boost your energy in a natural gentle way, and jalapeno pepper heat helps stimulate the nasal cavities that can help clear out mucus.

Eating spicy foods can help you feel better because they have antibacterial properties, which will naturally help fight chronic sinus infections.

Drink Milk

The calcium in milk, can help build strong muscles and strong bones. If you are feeling sick with the flu, you could drink warm milk to help aid the sore throat and clear out bacteria in your mouth. This will help you ease your indigestion. Milk has a lot of calcium, which can help strengthen your immune system.

Milk is also good for your bones. It can help strengthen your teeth and help you smile more confidently. If you suffer from any type of sickness these tips can help.

Doctor Jennifer McLeod, a dentist in Newberg Oregon, suggests taking care of your health and being proactive with your health care.



  1. Norm Dauria on November 10, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Many people strive to gain extra bone health and come to believe that milk is the only or primary source but it is available through other whole foods. Other sources of calcium can be gotten from can get it not only from spinach, kale, broccoli, soybeans, okra, onions, almonds, salmon, and many other whole foods. Remember if you are considered lactose intolerant you do have many other foods to choose from to get your needed calcium.