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Tips to care for your teeth during covid-19

At Marquess Dental we have been working really hard to ensure that we are ready for you when you come to visit the practice. We have put together a guide with the current updates including what to expect before and during your visit. If you wish to read the update you can HERE

If you are not able to visit the practice it is important that you are doing everything you can to take care of your oral health at home. We have put together some top tips to help you do this.


Your toothbrush: It is important that you do not share your toothbrush with anyone in your house hold. Sharing a toothbrush can be an easy way of spreading a virus, try to keep them separate from each other.

Flossing: There are certain areas of the mouth that your toothbrush just can’t reach. Using dental floss, or interdental brushes if you find flossing tricky, is really important. Flossing helps to remove small bits of food and plaque from between the teeth and prevent decay.

Avoid sugary treats: Balance is key, if you enjoy a sugary treat try to allow time for your teeth to recover once it has had the treat. When your mouth has a sugary treat it has to work hard to balance out the pH level in your mouth to stop acids building up, if you regularly snack on sugary items it doesn’t give your mouth time to recover.

Drink plenty of water: Drinking water frequently throughout the day can help to wash away food residue and acid left on your teeth from your meals, drinks or snacks.

Change your toothbrush regularly and go electric: It is important to change your toothbrush regularly, around every 3 months. This can help ensure you are brushing your teeth effectively as some toothbrushes can wear down over time. Electric toothbrushes can be a great way to achieve a super clean mouth, and there are many on the market to choose from.


If you have any questions about your oral health please contact one of our friendly team members on 01248 787878

 

 

Posted by Josie on 27th July 2020, under Caring for your teeth,Oral Hygiene

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