During this time of the Covid-19 lockdown, it is imperative that you take good care of your teeth and your overall oral health, as you may not be able to visit your dentist regularly. While dental practices like Harbour Pointe are seeing patients with dental emergencies, we also recommend that you follow certain natural ways to keep your teeth healthy during this lockdown. In this article, we’ll discuss 10 such tips and home remedies for healthy teeth during Covid-19…
1)Brush and floss properly: Brush at least twice a day, once before breakfast and once before bedtime. You can use floss to remove deposits from those hard-to-reach places in your mouth. Use fluoride toothpaste to make your teeth stronger and more resistant to decay. This is especially so if while at home, you are snacking more than usual.
2)Refrain from removing food lodged between your teeth the wrong way: Do not use fingernails, toothpicks, or safety pins to remove food lodged between your teeth. You should use floss and interdental brushes.
3)Using non-prescription mouthwashes: While mouthwash is not a substitute for brushing and flossing, it can be a useful disinfectant particularly during this pandemic. If your dentist recommends a saltwater or hydrogen peroxide mouthwash, then you should use it regularly.
4)Do not forget to clean your tongue: You should clean your tongue at least once a day with your toothbrush. You should avoid stainless steel tongue cleaners, as these may damage your taste buds. Cleaning your tongue regularly can prevent halitosis or bad breath.
5)Do not use non-prescription antibiotics: Do not self-medicate yourself with antibiotics. You should only use antibiotics that are prescribed by your dentist. Also, with antibiotic resistance being a distinct possibility, you should never use antibiotics from leftover bottles.
6)Clean removable dental appliances and dentures the right way: You should clean dentures and other removable dental appliances with cleansing tablets or solutions. These appliances should be removed, disinfected, and thoroughly cleaned every day.
7)Avoid stress: The stress during lockdown can result in grinding of the teeth, dry mouth, and mouth ulcers. Teeth grinding can further result in jaw joint problems and gum disease. Try to avoid stress during this time. If your symptoms persist, you should consult your dentist.
8)Keep your toothbrush clean: You should keep your toothbrush at least six feet away from your toilet. You can also rinse your toothbrush with lukewarm water before use.
9)Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly: You should take special care of your diet and fitness regimen during this lockdown. Ensure that you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. You should avoid snacking on sugary foods. You can eat sugar-free snacks instead, such as cheese, crackers, and veggies.
10)Consult a dentist for the right reasons: If you have a persistent toothache, swelling or bleeding of the gums, or chronic mouth ulcers, you should consult your dentist straight away. Do not self-medicate if you have these conditions.
Take good care of your teeth during this lockdown, so that you only need to visit your dentist when absolutely necessary. You should follow these tips to strengthen your teeth naturally.
Despite these precautions, if you need to visit your dentist during this lockdown, you should not hesitate to do so. The Harbour Pointe Oral, Maxillofacial & Advanced Implant Surgery Center is seeing patients during this lockdown.
Of course, Harbour Pointe is taking all recommended precautions during this Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of its clients as well as their employees. Some of these include minimizing community surface areas; ensuring surface disinfectant wipe-downs of commonly touched areas; greeting patients without a handshake, and requesting patients wash their hands immediately upon arrival.
The Harbour Pointe doctors and support staff understand that this is an unprecedented time and a somewhat traumatic one. They will do all that is necessary to make you comfortable despite this pandemic. Their care and concern will help you deal with your dental problem as well as with the stress of the lockdown.
So, if you need to consult a specialized dental clinic for any dental problems and emergencies you may face during this lockdown, do not hesitate to get in touch with Harbour Pointe for the best and most empathetic treatment possible. After all, this is the time for all of us to pull together!
For more information about dental procedures and solutions during the Covid-19 outbreak, consult Dr. Brian Hart and Dr. Kathleen Isdith at 425-353-1009 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website https://www.harbourpointeoralsurgery.net for more information.