Rough times for everyone. Rough times and let’s admit it… all of us are going through a lot of changes. The Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), ever since it came into our lives, has disrupted not only work but also the way we exist. Everything may be different at this time, but remember we still have a crucial responsibility of taking care of our health, and that also includes our teeth.
With dental offices across the Philippines postponing non-emergency dental treatment, it’s more important than ever to keep up on homecare. BrightSmile Avenue is here to help with some tips and answers.
Keeping my teeth healthy during COVID-19?
Sometimes even when were at home. we tend to forget how to take care of our teeth. With a lot of us working from home and adjusting to new routines, it’s easy to put aside our dental health. Here are a few tips to help:
• Don’t smoke– smoking limits blood flow to your mouth, making it easier for bacteria to grow
• Wash your hands – as recommended by the CDC wash for at least 20 seconds before and after your home regimen.
• Brush at least twice a day– be sure to get brushing all your chops up to the very back and of course don’t forget the tongue
• Floss once a day – this helps remove bacteria and plaque in places your brush can’t reach
• Eat a well-balanced diet – limit sticky, sugary snacks like cake and cookies. Do this to your kids too. We know it might be hard but we don’t want you getting cavities during quarantine.
• Limit frequency of snacking – frequent snacking increases your risk of cavities
• Limit sugary drinks – soda and fruit juices can harm tooth surfaces
• Drink plenty of water – drink water with meals and between meals, remember 6-8 glasses a day
What should I do in a dental emergency?
Our clinics may be postponing non-emergency procedures for now , but we can can still make appropriate arrangements if you need care.
We can do a virtual consult for you!
You can just click on this link.
From there on, our dentist can give you a preliminary consult and we canthen classify it if it is a dental emergency. For example, uncontrolled bleeding or a bacterial infection that causes swelling and interferes with breathing.
What should I expect in the coming weeks and months?
The dental community is continuing to adjust to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. In the short term, we’re focused on providing emergency dental care and giving people resources to help protect their oral health. We are just asking for your understanding and for a little more patience. We will resume operations June 1 onwards but will focus on treating emergency cases only.
Read more here.