Healthy Teeth Are Important During COVID-19

Healthy Teeth Are Important During COVID-19
Posted on 10/23/2020
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COVID-19 has changed many things this year, it has disrupted many lives and has changed the way we live. As many dental offices postpone non-essential dental treatments, Smith Family Dentistry wants to remind you just how important oral hygiene is during this pandemic. It is crucial to stay vigilant with your teeth cleaning and practice effective brushing and flossing.

Teeth Cleaning & General Health

  At Smith Family Dentistry, we want all of our patients to take care of their oral health and general health during this pandemic. Our Charleston dentist recommends taking the following steps to keep up with your teeth cleaning and overall bodily health:
  • Wash Your Hands: you should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after any dental care where you are touching your mouth and face.
  • Brush Effectively: brush at least twice per day to ensure your oral health does not suffer during this time.
  • Floss Consistently: you should floss at least once per day and ensure you are getting into the hard to reach places to remove bacteria and food particles.
  • Eat a Healthy Diet: ensure you are consuming a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables and avoid foods with a lot of sugar like candy and cakes.
  • Drink Water: water should be the primary liquid you drink every day. It will help you stay hydrated and will prevent your mouth from becoming dry which can promote bacteria growth.
  • Avoid Drinks With Sugar: avoid drinks high in sugar like soda, fruit juices, and sports drinks. These will increase your risk of cavities.
  • Avoid Smoking: smoking puts you at risk for a number of health conditions, including cavities and oral health problems.

By taking these steps every day, your teeth will stay healthy and you will avoid the need for immediate general treatment like a filling or root canal. For questions or concerns about how to keep healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, please do not hesitate to ask Smith Family Dentistry and our Charleston dentist.

Contact Your Local Charleston Dentist Today!

To schedule your next dental appointment for general treatment and a checkup, contact Smith Family Dentistry. Our dentist and staff will be more than happy to give you a dental examination and confirm you are cavity free! Request an appointment today!