At Home Health Tips for keeping up with Oral and Overall health
Posted by FLEX DENTAL on May 22 2020, 12:58 AM
Your dental habits, like brushing and flossing, can affect your overall health. Are you still not sure about how to take care of your oral health? Let us have a look at some of the basic steps you need to follow to promote oral health:
- You should practice brushing your teeth twice a day. Don't rush while brushing. Always keep in the notice that brushing soon after eating, especially something acidic like grapefruit or soda can damage your tooth enamel.
- Clean your tongue using a toothbrush or tongue scraper as it harbors bacteria
- Use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth, as brushing too hard using hard bristles can hurt your gums.
- You should brush your teeth for two minutes.
- Rinse your toothbrush with water and store it in an upright position.
- If there are more people in your family, then keep your toothbrush heads, in a way that face away from each other to prevent cross-contamination.
- Replace your toothbrush, or the head every three months or sooner if the bristles flay.
- Don't forget to floss at least once a day.
- Rinse your mouth using mouthwash to kill bacteria in places where your toothbrush and floss cannot reach.
During this pandemic, you can reduce the chances of getting infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking these simple precautions:
- Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain a social distance of about 3 feet between yourself and others.
- Avoid hanging around in any crowded place.
- Make sure not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth, especially if you haven't washed your hands.
- Practice good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue while coughing or sneezing. Then throw the tissue in the trash immediately and wash your hands.
- If you feel like you have minor symptoms, then stay home and self-isolate yourself even from your pets until you recover.
- Wear a mask whenever you go out of the house for anything.
- Call your doctor if you feel like you have COVID-19 symptoms.
- Keep up to date with the latest information provided by trusted sources.
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