Given the current situation that many of us near and far find ourselves in due to COVID 19 pandemic, it is important to keep great personal hygiene has arguably never been more important.One of the most important things to remember is that doing these things and being as hygienic as possible doesn’t just help protect you, but it also protects those around you.
Never Share A Toothbrush
The relationship doesn’t matter. Just don’t do it. No matter whether you are related or how close you are to the people you live with, you should never share your toothbrush with anybody else.This is one way that viruses and blood-borne diseases can be caught from other people. Make sure that toothbrush heads are also kept apart from each other wherever you and the rest of your household store your toothbrushes.
Close The Toilet Lid Before You Flush
Where you keep your toothbrush is very important. If you store your brush anywhere near your toilet, every time someone flushes, some of the sprays will fly out of the toilet and land on your toothbrush. Make sure your brush is a safe distance away from your toilet, or better yet, make sure you close the lid before you flush.
Clean Your Bathroom Regularly
Our bathrooms are the place where many of us store our toothbrushes, towels, flannels, and other intimate items.
It’s also the place we go in order to get clean. It’s important that the surfaces in your bathroom generally are cleaned regularly using a bleach-based cleaning product.
Don’t The Basics
Our oral health should always be a priority. Don’t forget the simple day-to-day habits that will help you keep a healthy mouth. Brush daily with a fluoride toothpaste last thing at night and at least one other time during the day. Drink plenty of water and cut down on how much and how often you have sugary foods and drinks. Clean between your teeth every day with interdental brushes or floss and consider using mouthwash.
Know when to call Newton Dental Associates. If anything teeth or gum related becomes disruptive to your normal daily routine, you should contact your dental professional. As we navigate this new way of life, remember to be gentle, kind, and thorough. It does not matter whether we are talking about your teeth or your loved ones. So connect with your toothbrush and keep that relationship strong. As a multi-specialty group practice, we have all the specialists such as an endodontist, periodontist, and oral surgeon here in our office to handle most dental emergencies. If you are experiencing an urgent or emergency dental need please call our office at 617-965-0060 to schedule an appointment or click here to request an appointment.