Your Oral Health
During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous stress and disrupted many of our daily habits and routines for health and wellness.
Are you eating more frequently?
Drinking more sugary beverages?
Craving unhealthy foods?
Eating more carbs?
These changes to your diet can have a huge impact on your oral health. Did you know that carbohydrates, when combined with the bacteria in your mouth, produce acid? This acid attacks your teeth for at least 20 minutes each time you eat or drink, increasing your risk for cavities. You can defend against these attacks in two important ways.
First, avoid grazing on carbohydrates and include proteins like nuts, meat, and cheese in your meals and snacks to help neutralize the acidity of your saliva. Second, maintain a good daily home oral hygiene routine. Because regular visits to your dental hygienist are not possible right now, keeping your teeth and gums healthy at home is key.
7 Ways to Reduce Acid Attacks
Have your daily oral hygiene habits changed because you are self-isolating or working from home?
5 Steps to Good Oral Health
Your oral health is important. When you take care of your oral health, you take care of your overall health. Your dental hygienist looks forward to seeing you at your next appointment.