Although it is advisable to consult with a dentist for any and all kinds of dental emergencies, either virtually or against appointments, there are a few measures that can be practised to ensure that your dental hygiene is maintained.
Brush Twice, Floss Once!
The primitive objective for any individual has to be plaque control. In order to ensure your teeth is free of plaque, you should brush your teeth twice and floss once every day. This can help in fighting cavities and keeping your teeth healthy.
Use Electric Toothbrush
If you aren’t in the practise of using an electric toothbrush already, we recommend you start using them immediately. It is a good practise to brush your teeth for two consecutive minutes using an electric toothbrush.
Use Hydroxypatite Toothpaste
One of the major contributors to our immune system is the oral microbiome. The usage of mouthwash or toothpaste that have a high content of alcohol in them has the potential to damage the health of our oral microbiome. This primarily due to the presence of components such as triclosan or other anti-bacterial ingredients in them. It is due to these factors, that we recommend the usage of hydroxypatite toothpaste, as they have lower quantity of bactericidal than flouride.
Watch your Diet!
Food items that are high in starch content can result in the formation of acid in our mouth that may well lead to softening or weakening of the tooth surface. The longer our teeth is exposed to this acid, the more prone to weakening our teeth becomes. We recommend to avoid processed food entirely to avoid such a circumstance. In addition, following a more popular diet plan such as Paleo Diet could also encourage healthy gum and teeth.
Keep your toothbrush clean
Toothbrush are generally exposed to all kinds of viruses, since they are mostly left uncovered. Maintaining your dental kit in a preserved state is very critical keep your teeth free of infection. We recommend that you could keep your dental kit, including toothbrush and floss immersed in a mixture of mouthwash and hydrogen peroxide, so it remains free of virus transmittance.
Consult with your dentist for pain
It is quite common to undergo pain due to chipped tooth or crack crown. While most dental emergencies do require the attention of a dentist, some of them can well be addressed by the consumption of painkillers or antibiotics. It is advisable to consult with your dentist and obtain a prescription for treatments that do not require a physical visit to the dental office.
Cigarette smoking can be a major cause of oral diseases including gingivitis, tooth decay and in extreme cases oral cancer. Considering the global scenario currently, it is highly advisable to stay clear of cigarettes for your dental hygiene.
Dental Emergencies, like any other emergency is unprecedented. Hence, in cases of severe toothache or dental emergencies, we recommend reaching out to a dentist who is open during coronavirus and scheduling an appointment to have it looked at. Based out of Modesto, Gill Family Dentistry is currently open during coronavirus and we are accepting patients. Call out office now for booking appointments and follow the guidelines suggested by our staff.