Dental Health Tips During Coronavirus Lockdown: During the COVID-19 Pandemic, going to the dentist for routine appointments have stopped. As dental services are restricted during, it’s essential to take more care of your dental hygiene. I asked Dr Amer Saeed (BDS DipDSed MDCH), the Principal Dental Surgeon at Garden Square Dental Practice to provide Ten Dental Health Tips During Coronavirus Lockdown for my readers. Here are some simple ways to stay dentally fit.
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Ten Dental Health Tips During Coronavirus Lockdown
1. Continue to brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste to help avoid plaque build-up, which causes tooth decay.
2. Do some form of daily interdental cleaning using floss, interdental brushes or dental sticks to help further remove dental plaque and debris.
3. If you suffer from bleeding gums, supplement tooth brushing with an antiseptic mouthwash (alcohol-free) or warm salt-water mouth rinses to reduce bleeding levels.
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4. Reduce or better still cut out dietary sugar where possible to avoid dental decay.
5. Drink plain, still water after any sugary foods or drinks to help reduce the risk of dental decay.
6. If you wear fixed orthodontic braces, use a fluoride mouthwash after brushing and interdental cleaning to help strengthen the enamel in difficult to clean areas.
7. Replace your manual toothbrush or electric toothbrush heads regularly to improve efficiency and hygiene.
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8. Don’t use your teeth for anything other than eating or smiling! Avoid tearing Sellotape, opening bottle tops or packets as this can lead to broken or chipped teeth.
9. Practice relaxation techniques. Anxiety and stress will invariably cause muscle tension, and this can lead to teeth grinding and jaw ache.
10. Avoid carbonated drinks, that includes sparkling water and other fizzy drinks, which can cause teeth sensitivity.
Thanks To Garden Square Dental Practice For The Dental Health Tips
A big thank you to Dr Amer Saeed at Garden Square Dental Practice for providing these helpful tips. The dental practice is a friendly, ethical and modern private clinic. The comprehensive range of dental treatments includes cosmetic dentistry, teeth straightening, dental implants and hygiene services. They also offer a variety of options for nervous patients, including oral and IV conscious sedation.
The practice address is Flat 1, 50 Kensington Gardens Square, London W2 4BA. Call 020 7229 8716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the practice is currently closed until further notice. Still, they can help with emergency dental advice on the number provided between the hours of 9 am until 5 pm Monday to Friday.
Author: Information provided by Dr Amer Saeed at Garden Square Dental Practice, edited by Homegirl London. Photographs: The featured image shows an Oral-B Pro Genius 8000 Electric Toothbrush, £180 from Beauty Expert. The other images are from Amara and lookfantastic UK. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partner links – Beauty Expert, Amara and lookfantastic UK (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates, I will earn a small commission).