Quarantine Dental Care Tips
The coronavirus has disrupted everything from our work schedules, event planning and regular dental checkups. While the quarantine is necessary to help keep us all safe during the pandemic, you may be worried about maintaining oral health. Now more than ever, it’s important to stick to a regular schedule when it comes to caring for your teeth.
Although dentists are under orders to keep their offices closed to their patients unless it’s for an emergency procedure, we want you to know that dental care is possible during this difficult time. It’s imperative to treat your teeth with care while you’re waiting for your next dental exam or cleaning. Keep your teeth clean and healthy by following these essential oral health tips.
Keep Your Teeth Clean Everyday
The best way to keep gum disease at bay is by brushing your teeth at least twice a day. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends:
- using a fluoride toothpaste for healthy teeth
- learning to brush properly from your dental care provider
- replacing your toothbrush every 2-3 months or after an illness
Make Flossing A Regular Part Of Your Routine
No matter how much you brush it can be hard to remove the small food particles between your teeth. Flossing daily will help to clean your teeth properly by loosening the debris left after eating. Gently flossing also helps to stimulate your gums and remove tartar for a healthy mouth.
Water Is Key To Maintaining Your Healthy Smile
One of the easiest ways to keep your teeth strong during the pandemic is to drink water every day. When your mouth is properly hydrated, it helps saliva production and lowers bacterial growth. Drinking water with and after eating quickly washes away food debris.
Eat Wholesome Foods For Strong Teeth
Now more than ever, you should eat food that boosts your immune system and promote strong teeth and gums. It’s no secret that processed foods aren’t good for you, but there are some foods that are worse for your teeth than others like:
Get Help With Your Oral Hygiene Routine
If you’re having a hard time staying on track when it comes to caring for your teeth, then contact our professionals for help. Oral hygiene tools like electric toothbrushes are a great way to keep your teeth strong and clean, especially if you have limited mobility. Adding a mouthwash to your daily routine is an easy way to remove plaque that you may have missed while brushing and flossing.
We look forward to seeing you at your next dental checkup. In the meantime, make sure to follow these guidelines for efficient dental care while you’re safe at home.