Carlisle's Dental Health Blog
Ways to Improve Your Oral Health During COVID-19
The goal of our team is to provide comprehensive and compassionate dental care to the Carlisle, PA community while ensuring your safety during the current coronavirus pandemic. During these new and uncertain times, we are still providing regular dental checkups to cleanings, advanced dental care, and restorative procedures. Our team is very experienced and prepared to help you every step of the way, whatever your dental needs may require in a safe and secure environment.
Maintaining Your Oral Health
We are all experiencing a lot of change right now due to COVID-19, and we need to stick together and practice adequate health practices. Because of the high spread of coronavirus, it is crucial to maintain good oral health practices as much as we can. Oral health is more important now than ever as the mouth is the primary entry point to pathogens.
How to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene During Corona Virus
With the many changes going on in the world right now it can be hard to focus on our oral hygiene more than usual. With working from home and or online learning, a focus on dental health is easy to forget, but that’s why it is all the more important. If you are someone who has pre-existing medical conditions that leave you immunocompromised, and or is elderly, you are at a much higher risk to coronavirus than some and should be even more careful. Most of us know that wearing a mask is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread, along with sanitization. According to the Mayo Clinic on the recommended N95 masks, “it can filter out both large and small particles when the wearer inhales. As the name indicates, the mask is designed to block 95% of very small particles… (that may contain germs)”. Along with mask-wearing you should also take additional steps to prevent infection, and have the best oral hygiene you can to combat any contagions that do come in contact with orally.
This may include but is not limited to:
- Washing your hands before contact if your eyes nose or mouth.
- Brushing your teeth for longer and or more frequently.
- Flossing your teeth more to prevent gum disease and a higher infection rate.
- Have a well-balanced diet set in place to avoid cavities caused by excessively sugary foods and or drinks.
- Avoid smoking, as this increases your chance of inhaling airborne pathogens as making it easier for bacteria to enter into your body.
Taking some of these easy steps to prevent the spread and contraction of coronavirus will put both your mind and body at ease. You are helping out your peers and yourself by maintaining good oral hygiene and health procedures.
As a community we all know that times are hard right now in this continually changing environment of COVID-19. With such changes remember the dental community is doing the best we can to adapt and improve with you. Along with your help at home improving your oral hygiene, we will continue to evolve with federal and state guidelines to ensure a safe and secure environment for our patients and community alike.