Missed Your Regular Dental Cleaning Because of Coronavirus? Here Are 3 Ways to Maintain Oral Health Between Dental Visits by Dr. Sam Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.
It could take months for you to get back into your dentist for regular cleanings after coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are some tips to keep your mouth healthy in the meantime:
- Keep Your Healthy Routines: Daily life is different now, and it's easy to get out of our healthy habits. It’s important to keep your twice-daily flossing and brushing routine.
- Oral-Care Probiotics: They are an excellent option to keep the mouth clean and balanced. Like gut probiotics, oral-care probiotics are formulated to release the good, naturally occurring active bacteria in the mouth and crowd out the bad, which can cause decay, inflammation and gum disease.
- Indulge in Foods Rich in Antioxidants and Zinc: Keep your immune system strong to fight invaders. Eating a wide variety of whole foods, especially fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, watermelon, papayas, blueberries, carrots and leafy greens, will provide a wide range of beneficial immune system boosters.
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