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Tips how to take care of oral health during quarantine

The situations around the world now have made it most important to keep great personal hygiene. Along with personal hygiene, it is also essential to have good dental home care. Our professional dental team at Advanced Dental Center, PC gives you some tips you can follow for your dental health during this quarantine and make them a lifelong habit:

Brushing

  • Brushing twice a day. It’s important because when you eat, leftover bits of food mix with the bacteria inside your mouth to form plaque. Although the development of plaque is a natural process, this can really damage your teeth and cause more problems in the long run.

  • Start brushing your teeth gently in a circular motion then go to all sides of the teeth and brush the teeth for a few minutes. Try using a soft bristle brush as it won’t cause any harm to the teeth.

  • Use small circular motions and short back-and-forth strokes.

  • Start brushing your gum line carefully and gently.

  • Make sure that you don’t forget to brush your tongue. Do it carefully and gently. It will help you to keep your mouth clean.

Flossing

  • Most people wouldn’t say that flossing is at the top of their list of favorite things to do. For that reason, a lot of people choose not to floss, while others only floss occasionally. However, flossing daily is important to your oral health, and it only takes a few minutes a day to get it right.

  • Cleaning of the teeth with a floss is necessary. Careful flossing removes plaque and leftover food that a toothbrush can’t reach.

Use mouth rinse for added protection

  • Mouth rinse is an addition to the everyday brushing and flossing. It helps to increase the cleanliness of the mouth. An antimicrobial agent in the mouth wash helps to kill the bacteria and stored plaque activity. If not cleared, then it will lead to gum disease. Using a mouth rinse also helps to reduce the chances of tooth decay. Before using the mouth rinse ask professional dental team for some suggestions.

Maintain a healthy diet and keep alcohol intake low

  • By consistently eating fattening foods and drinking sugar filled cocktails, we put the health of our teeth at risk. Drinking things like coffee, and sodas can also take a toll on your dental hygiene. For healthier drink options, it is recommended to drink water, tea, and milk.

Overall, being in quarantine is a weird time for everyone. Keeping up with your dental hygiene is a crucial part to getting through this. You can always get your phone consultation with our professional dental team at Advanced Dental Center, PC.

Stay safe and stay positive!


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