Keeping Your Teeth Clean in Quarantine - Henry J. Austin Health Center

Keeping Your Teeth Clean in Quarantine

Keeping Your Teeth Clean in Quarantine

So many of us have been doing EVERYTHING at home for the last 3 months!

  • Working from home.
  • Attending classes at home.
  • Exercising at home.
  • Celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations all from our homes.
  • Even doctors’ appointments are at home.

With all that’s going on dental care and hygiene are both still important! And since we can’t go in for our routine cleanings we put together a few ways to keep your teeth clean while… at home.

Here are a few ways to properly brush and floss your teeth manually:

Brush Your Teeth – To maintain healthy teeth and gums the first step is a correct brushing method. In doing so you’ll lessen your risk of tooth decay and gum disease both of which cause you to lose teeth.

Fluoride Toothpaste & Soft Bristles – Your dental professional can recommend instructions to help guide your brushing techniques. Also, every three months you should replace your toothbrush!

2 minutes, Twice a day – Spending at least two minutes (30 seconds each section – upper right, upper left, lower right, lower left) in the morning and the night is recommended!  

Floss the Right Way – Using about 18 inches of floss ensures you’ll have clean floss for each tooth. Curving your floss into a C-shape and sliding it up and down each tooth including the back sides on both the upper and lower left and right is the proper way to floss your teeth!

While we be at home and unable to resume dental care keeping your teeth plaque free, protecting your gums, and your brushing and flossing techniques are all important parts of your daily oral care routine. Currently, we are seeing patients for teledental and on site emergency appointments but make sure to keep up with your regular cleanings and maintenance at home.

Call us at 609-278-5900 to make a teledental or emergency dental appointment.

This information was originally published on dentalcare.com.