Our Dental Hygienist Margaret has put together some great advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene during lockdown and the reasons why you should be going that little bit further at the moment
Now is the time to maintain good oral hygiene.
Good oral health has a positive effect on the rest of our body and on our general health. So we want to keep inflammation to a minimum and have a really strong immunity, especially at this time.
- Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day
- Use a pea size amount of toothpaste
- Angle your toothbrush at 45degrees to the gum line. Use either a small side to side or circular motion.
- Never scrub too hard as this may result in sensitivity and sore gums
- Continue to brush methodically the inside, outside and chewing surfaces of your teeth
- Spit out the toothpaste, do not rinse. This leaves a protective coating of toothpaste on your teeth
- Remember to use your floss and interdental Tepe brushes before you brush. 1 daily. Preferably at night.
- If you have lapsed, you may experience bleeding gums or see blood when you spit out. Please try to continue with your twice daily toothbrushing, flossing and interdental Tepe brushes and you should hopefully see that this bleeding subsides.