The Importance of Oral Health During COVID-19
I hope this message finds you and your family well during this difficult time. I am writing today with some helpful tips for your dental home care, to help keep your mouth healthy, prevent oral disease, and to prevent having to visit an urgent care or ER with Covid-19 patients. The
virus is known to cling to tissues of the nose, throat, and
Brushing: Brush twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste
for 2 minutes, so the fluoride can work longer on your teeth.
I do recommend an electric toothbrush with a timer.
Flossing: When you brush you only clean 70 to 80% of your
teeth, you must floss between your teeth to remove the bad
bacterial growing there, if this bad bacteria is not removed
it facilitates an environment to make "badder" bacteria
that cause cavities and gum disease.
Mouthrinse: I would use a mouth rinse daily (Crest ProHealth, Listerine, salt water), especially upon returning from any visits
outside of your home.
TMJ/TMD: These are trying times, the world has not seen
a pandemic of this level since the 1918 Spanish Flu, lots of
uncertainty. We are seeing a lot more TMJ issues which
sometimes mimic a toothache.
Dental issues: If you, your family, co-workers, or friends
have any dental issues, concerns, discomfort, pain, please call, we are here to help and answer any questions (or if you just need to talk) at 503-266-2705.
Dental Care of Canby
333 N.W. 3rd Avenue
Canby, OR 97013