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COVID 19: MY ORAL HEALTH

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With recent emergence of novel virus COVID -19 pandemic, many dental offices across the country are closed down while some are already postponing non emergency dental treatment. Hence, it's more important to keep good oral health home care.
HOME CARE FOR GOOD ORAL HEALTH Always wash your hands before and after any personal dental care.Brush twice daily with flouride containing toothpaste and medium textured tooth brush.Brush your tongue regularly. Check hereFloss a dayEat a well - balanced diet for oral and general health well being.Include detergent food in your diet for cleansing and health oral cavity.Limit frequency of snackingLimit sugary drinks like soda and fruit juices which can be harmful to teeth surfaces.Drink plenty of waterAvoid smokingUse of Mouth guard for contact sport

GOOD TOOTH BRUSHING TECHNIQUES FOR HEALTHY MOUTH



  • Always use proper technique when brushing. Remember, you are brushing all the surfaces of the teeth, tongue, and the palate.
  • Change your brush as soon as you notice the bristles start fraying or about every 3 months or sooner if needed.
  • Use age appropriate tooth brush
Brush for 2 minutes at least twice a day.
  • Don’t brush too hard, it’s not how hard you brush, but how thoroughly you brush with the right technique.
  • Wait 30 minutes after eating before brushing, especially if you’ve been eating acidic foods like citrus or sodas.
  • Don’t use a hard bristled brush like popular smoker brush, which can erode the outer surface of the teeth(enamel), especially along the gum line (cervical abrasion). Remember, it only takes soft bristles to remove the plaque.
  • Always use proper technique when brushing. Remember, you are brushing all the surfaces of the teeth, tongue, and the palate.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for further clarification. Dr. Odeyemi Kolade,
Project Smile 32 Senior facilitator 
0906-1999-927.

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