Home Dental Care during the Covid-19 Pandemic
On this page, we have compiled a collection of useful tips and advice taken from our regular dental health news pages. The focus is on preventive dental care during the coronavirus lockdown to help you manage your oral health at home.
With dental surgeries closed, we know that some of you are experiencing a range of dental problems without being able to visit your dental surgery for face-to-face treatment.
To help our patients, and anyone else in need, we have established an online advice and referral service so that if you do have a dental concern or question you can contact our team of dental professionals for advice.
Key to oral health is preventive care during the coronavirus crisis
We’ve all had to change our routines to accommodate schools being closed and the stay at home restrictions. As part of the family’s daily routine, make sure that the day begins and ends with two minutes of tooth-brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. Remember to spit out at the end, but don’t rinse as you want the fluoride to stay on your teeth helping to strengthen them.
We are aware that people may be experiencing pain and have dental concerns. We have linked advice for dental problems on our homepage. We urge you to use the link above to get in touch with us to ask us your questions. Our team of professionals is on hand to help you with advice until you can see a dentist.
Flossing is a great way to help keep your teeth and gums in good condition. Indeed, if you’re noticing itchy gums, or bleeding when you brush, reach for the floss. In a short time, regular flossing can help restore gum health. You may also wish to learn more about inter-dental brushes.
Babies and children
You may have scheduled visits for your children to visit the dentist, and we’re sorry if their appointment has been cancelled. It’s important to keep their teeth in tip top health, especially as they may be snacking more than usual as they’re at home.
Preserving tooth enamel
Tooth enamel is incredibly hard and resilient. But it is exposed to a lot of wear. Once it becomes compromised, the teeth are more vulnerable to attack from bacteria. What we drink makes a difference.
The impact of stress
Many of us are experiencing higher levels of stress during this time which can be bad for our teeth and jaw. Understanding when we are clenching or gritting our teeth is important, and so is conscious relaxation of our facial muscles.
If you’re placing an online order, or making a trip to the supermarket, consider buying an electric toothbrush. They really can make a significant difference to your oral health. Most people find they can clean around all of their teeth more efficiently and effectively with an electric brush.
During the holy month of Ramadan, fasting presents an additional challenge to maintaining good oral health. The advice provided here by a dentist is relevant to anyone who may suffer from a dry mouth.
For dental care during coronavirus, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. If you need advice or help, we’re available online, or by contacting your nearest practice.
And we’re looking forward to seeing you when it’s safe for us all to return to our work.
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