The importance of maintaining dental health
While many daily activities have been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your dental care routine should not be one of them. In fact, maintaining your dental health is now as important as ever. If you develop a cavity or other dental issue from neglecting your teeth, you likely won’t be able to get in to see your dentist. Per the ADA's recommendation, many dental offices are limiting operations to emergency procedures to help control the spread of the coronavirus.
This is why it is important to maintain daily brushing and flossing. It only takes about 24 hours for plaque to start forming in your mouth from bacteria created by food particles left behind after eating and drinking. Plaque buildup can lead to oral and overall health conditions that can affect your entire body. Dentists recommend brushing with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Using an antibacterial rinse can also help prevent gum problems and tooth decay.
Maintain a good dental care routine to protect more than just your smile!