As we get through this second lockdown take heart: Vaccinations are being rolled out in the masses and Time Dental are still here for you to ensure your dental health in Covid pandemic is at its best, but also your general health stays in great shape too.
Did you know that gum disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes and premature birth? Stress, smoking, an unhealthy diet can also result in gum disease. But this isn’t all doom and gloom! As with vaccinations against Covid, you can also get the skills to fight gum disease. Here are a few tips to help you make sure gum disease and bad breath is kept at bay.
- Brush with an electric toothbrush twice a day for at least two minutes. This includes brushing your tongue. Yes I know it sounds weird, however the tongue harbors lots of bacteria. If bacteria and food debris is left on the tongue, it can lead to an unpleasant odor.
- Use interdental aids to help clean in-between your teeth. ideally twice a day, however even once a day will make a huge difference to your dental health. Plaque bacteria builds up in between your teeth and the toothbrush just can’t reach these tight areas. Using floss, flossticks, tepe brushes, or waterpicks are a great way to remove the harmful bacteria.
- Use a fluoride containing mouthwash to a different time to teeth brushing. Adverts can be misleading. When brushing your teeth, spit out the toothpaste but DON’T rinse afterwards. If you use a mouthwash after brushing your teeth, you are simply washing away the benefits of the toothpaste! So use a fluoride containing mouthwash at lunchtime perhaps?
- Visit your dentist and hygienist as often as they recommend. We are here to help and guide you to ensure your mouth and your general health stays in tip top shape. Dentist and hygienists also assess for oral cancer, jaw joint problems and other health conditions that often show first signs in the mouth.
Look after yourself doing this time and look after each other. We’re here to help you at Time Dental to ensure dental health in Covid pandemic. If you are looking for a caring dental team with all the best, safe measures in place during this pandemic, then call 01252 723 008.