May 15, 2020
Tips for Oral Care During Lock down
The ongoing global pandemic situation has placed everyone on high alert: anxiety is running high, people are experiencing a strange combination of stress and boredom day-in, day-out, and there’s a whole new set of things to think about because of the lockdown—nothing seems simple anymore. Now imagine adding dental issues to the mix—how to get dental care is a tough question to address during these hard times.
Do remember that all dentists have postponed elective procedures and will carry out only emergency interventions until further notice. So, here are some simple tips to keep your teeth in good health.
Tips for Oral Care During Lockdown
Brushing: it is advised that you brush twice daily with a soft bristle brush to avoid hurting your gums and causing further problems. Make sure you clean all parts of your teeth for about 2–3 minutes.
Toothpaste: make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride as this ingredient helps significantly in preventing tooth decay.
Flossing: do not forget to floss, of course, in slow and gentle motions to avoid gum injuries.
Reducing sugar: avoid excessive sugar intake, especially in a time where dental visits are not possible.
Limit acidic food and drinks: you also have to limit your intake of acidic beverages like soda, energy drinks, and food, to avoid the acid build-up that weakens tooth materials, thereby causing holes in your tooth cavities.
Mouthwash: get yourself a good mouthwash to help reduce acid in the mouth, clean areas brushes cannot reach properly, and also help strengthen your teeth.
Clean your baby teeth: It is necessary for you to start cleaning your kid’s teeth as soon as they get out.
Get children to the teeth-cleaning program: Encourage your child to have safe teeth for life by getting a good oral hygiene regimen. It is valuable to keep teeth and gums clean as well as healthy for a lifetime.