Keeping My Teeth Healthy During Covid-19

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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.

http://www.brightsmileavenue.com/virtualconsultation

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. 

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