Top Tips for Oral Hygiene during Covid19

Given the current situation we all face due to Covid19, it is understandable that normal priorities and routines have changed.  However, it is without doubt that all aspects of our health should remain a priority and, given that dental practices in the UK currently remain closed to face-to-face contact, oral health is particularly important.

Below are a few simple tips that we hope you will find useful during this lockdown period to help reduce the risk of a dental problem –

  1. Allocate sufficient time in your day to brush your teeth on at least two occasions for a minimum of 2 minutes each time.  Ideally, use an electric toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste.
  2. Use interdental brushes at least once a day – this is just as important as regular brushing.
  3.  A loss of a normal routine can lead to changes in eating habits, especially in young children who are away from school.  Try to avoid snacking on sugary foods and drinks – rice cakes and vegetable sticks are ideal low sugar snack alternatives.
  4. Stay hydrated – drinking water after every meal not only helps to hydrate our body but also helps to wash away some of the negative effects of acidic and sticky foods.

Please remember that one of our dentists will always be available at the Practice from 9am – 5pm on weekdays during this lockdown period and we continue to operate an out-of-hours emergency advice service for Denplan patients.  If you have a dental problem or require any help or advice regarding your oral health then don’t hestitate to contact us – we are here to help!


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