There’s been a lot of changes in the past couple of weeks, but one thing isn’t changing the way it works: our old nemesis, tooth decay. With adjustments to routines and finding new ways to organize our days, we must continue to maintain good oral hygiene. Dental offices might be postponing non-emergency appointments, but that doesn’t mean your oral care has to stop altogether! Here are our main tips for taking care of those pearly whites and help fight tooth decay during this time:
- Wash your hands – wash for 20 seconds before and after any personal dental care
- Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes – be sure to get those hard-to-reach areas!
- Floss once a day – this helps remove bacteria and build up in places that a brush can’t reach
- Limit sugary drinks and snacks – too many sugars can harm the surface of teeth and lead to cavities
- Keep your dental tools clean – place your toothbrush, floss, and any other items that go into your mouth in places that don’t touch other items
With a well-kept oral routine, you can help protect your teeth against decay during this time!
Although we are closed for routine cleanings and appointments, please note that we are open for dental emergencies. If you are experiencing extreme pain or swelling in the mouth, please contact our office and we will help provide the care that you need.
Our office wishes the best for our patients now and always. We look forward to seeing you all in our office again!
Dr. Drew and Crew