The world is experiencing an extremely difficult time. The Covid-19 virus has affected the majority of people and businesses, including our Coastal Dental Care practices are not any exception. However, we have promised to be true to our values and stand by our community whenever you need us.
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) advised all Australian dentists to adhere to the guidelines of the Australian Dental Association (ADA). This includes restrictions at level 1 that are currently in effect.
For our clients, this means we are now able to provide all routine dental services. Also, we can provide your regular check-ups, as well as cleaning appointments. To see the full list of restrictions, please refer to the ADA dental restrictions levels.
There are many ways to take good care of your dental health while in the comfort at home. Our team has compiled seven suggestions for taking good care of your teeth during the Covid-19 epidemic.
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1. Maintain a high-quality oral health Maintenance Routine
Be sure to brush your teeth using soft-bristled brushes at least twice per every day for at least two minutes. It is recommended to do this before you awake in the morning and before going to sleep. When you brush your teeth, make sure you spend the same amount of time in every corner of your mouth. You should scrub both sides of your mouth. Be sure to gently brush your teeth in an circular motion. If you’re having difficulty with your kids brushing their teeth and we’ve got some great guidelines for brushing your teeth in a manner that is suitable for children.
Pro Tips: Electric toothbrushes are fantastic because they come with timers built-in. If you’re using a manual toothbrush make sure you keep an unimportant timer in your bathroom or even use your smartphone.
2. Supplant your toothbrush frequently
A lot of people don’t remember to replace their toothbrushes. It is recommended to use new brushes at least once every three months, and even when you’re sick. If your toothbrush begins to appear worn and soiled, replace it as quickly as you can. An old or worn-out toothbrushes aren’t able to remove plaque effectively and can increase the risk of developing dental issues like tooth decay.
3. Flossing is requirement
Flossing is a way to remove food particles as well as plaque that have accumulated in between the teeth. If these particles remain in your mouth, the risk of infection can grow during the night. The practice of flossing only at night is acceptable for the majority of people, however those who are susceptible to tartar build-up or gum disease We recommend to floss two times a daily. Learn more about how to floss on our blog.
4. The utilization of mouthwash
Mouthwash, also referred to as oral rinse is a liquid substance designed to clean your gums, teeth, and your mouth. It is usually a antiseptic to eliminate harmful bacteria that may be living between your teeth and your tongue.
Rinsing your mouth with a mouthwash at least twice each day can help lower plaque, improve your breath and aids in reducing the number of dental caries. Additionally, it will aid in keeping your gums protected from gingivitis. For recommendations on mouthwash, speak to your dentist at the next time you visit.
5. Keep hydrated
Drinking a lot of water each day can help us stay healthy. It is usually advised for healthy adults to consume 1.5l of water every day. 1Water is the primary component of saliva that fights against bacteria. It also assists in neutralising the acid that causes tooth decay. It also removes food particles and bacterial.
Additionally, water helps keep the tissues in the mouth healthy and moist and fights bad breath.
6. Be aware of grinding teeth
Teeth grinding may be the result of tension, anger, concentrating or being stressed. A lot of sufferers grind their teeth while in their sleep but do not realize they are doing this.
If you notice wear on your tooth enamel, increased tooth sensibility, or a tear in your cheek tissue, you could grind your teeth during your night.
Although we can’t stop grind your teeth but we do design a guard for your mouth (bite the splint) to wear during the night. It stops you from wearing the teeth. Most of the time the splint can only assist with symptoms, but won’t stop you from grinding entirely.
7. Lifestyle and diet tips
Indulging in frequent snacking and eating sweet drinks and foods like lollies, soft drinks chips, biscuits and even dried fruit may result in acid attacks on the enamel of your teeth. Foods which are chewy and sticky are more difficult to remove out of the mouth and cause tooth decay. Make sure you drink plenty of water following eating sugary food and to brush your teeth whenever you can. Chewing gum that is sugar-free can assist in increasing saliva production, and also remove any food particles that remain on your teeth.
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During these difficult times, our group from Waterfront Dental Consideration is hanging around for you. Our practices are all open. We continually update our practices’ page to mirror any progressions to opening times.
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