April 26, 2020
During the outbreak of the Coronavirus, you’re probably cleaning more diligently than ever. Your counters, tables, chairs, living areas, and bathrooms are just some of the places you’re tidying up. However, you may be forgetting something—cleaning your mouth. Your dentist in Reading wants you to know that your mouth should be no exception during these efforts for sanitation. Keep reading to learn more about dental hygiene during COVID-19 and how mouthwash can help.
Clean Your Mouth to Prevent Infection
Oral healthcare at home is always important, however it’s more imperative than ever that you keep your mouth healthy and clean during COVID-19. For starters, bacteria and germs found in the mouth can be inhaled into the lungs, which can impact your respiratory system. Additionally, your dentist is closed during this time, so you should do all that you can to keep your smile as healthy as possible. This means brushing twice a day for two minutes each session as well as flossing to remove plaque and food debris from in between your smile. While there are no studies yet that directly prove a cleaner mouth can help prevent COVID-19, it certainly can’t hurt to have less bacteria and germs.
Adding Mouthwash to Your Routine
Brushing and flossing are integral to the success of your at home dental hygiene, but there is another step you can take for an added layer of cleaning! Use a mouthwash after you brush—simply swish it around in your mouth for 30 seconds and spit. Be sure that you’re using a nonalcoholic mouthwash because alcohol promotes dry mouth. Without saliva flow, bacteria can grow much more easily. When choosing a mouth rinse, just check out the ingredients to ensure there is no alcohol. If you’re uncertain of what brand to buy, just look for the ADA seal of approval! By brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash daily, you can minimize your risk of a dental emergency occurring by keeping your teeth healthy and strong!
Your Dentist is Available for Emergencies
Dentists across the country have closed their doors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, if you do experience sudden pain or injury in your mouth, your dentist can still help. Call them right away to get treatment in a clean and sanitized environment.
During this uncertain time, are you doing all you can to minimize your contact with bacteria and germs? Remember these easy yet helpful tips for dental hygiene at home to get through COVID-19 both healthy and smiling.
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Gail Lebba is an experienced dentist who wants to do all she can to help her patients at this time. While she has closed her doors due to the Coronavirus, she is still ready to help if you have an emergency. For any questions or concerns, she can be reached through her website or by phone at (781) 944-6761.
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