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Taking Care Of Yourself & Others Through Better Oral Hygiene

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We are 1 year on from the first lockdown due to Covid-19, and arguably it’s never been more important to take care of ourselves and others.

It’s no secret that maintaining excellent oral hygiene is key to protecting us from viruses such as Covid-19, which is why we wanted to share advice from the Oral Health Foundation around how to maintain excellent oral hygiene.

Change your toothbrush on a regular basis

Changing your toothbrush or brush head regularly is key to ensuring that you are brushing your teeth effectively. If the brush becomes frayed, change your toothbrush so that it can do its job properly.

Also, by changing your toothbrush regularly, you will help prevent the spread of bacteria that might have built up. 

Visiting the dentist

Regular check ups with your dentist are essential to maintaining excellent oral hygiene. We recommend visiting us every 6 months-1 year for a check-up, to ensure that your teeth are in top condition and require no other treatment.

Think about where you keep your toothbrush

It’s safe to say that the majority of us keep our toothbrush in the bathroom, for the obvious reason that it’s next to the sink. However, the bathroom is also the place we use the toilet and clean ourselves.

Therefore, it’s important to that your bathroom surfaces are cleaned fairly regularly to ensure that any bacteria doesn’t linger on surfaces near your toothbrush.

Don’t share your toothbrush

You want to ensure that you aren’t sharing your toothbrush with a relation or a close friend that you live with. 

This is a certified way to spread any virus or bacteria amongst you, so if anything to prevent this, always make sure you are using your own toothbrush.

Keep doing the daily’s

Keeping your teeth health should always be a priority, and the simple daily dental habits will help to maintain healthy teeth and gums. This includes:

Brushing your teeth twice per day with a fluoride toothpaste.

You can miss up to 40% of your mouth when brushing with a toothbrush. Remember to floss between your teeth each day to remove any food or bacteria.

Keep the consumption of sugary, fizzy drinks and alcohol down and increase your water intake to to keep your teeth healthy.

At Robinson’s Dental Practice, we are welcoming new patients for examinations and check ups. Or, if you require dental treatment, our team would be happy to help. Get in touch with us today or click here to fill out our simple consultation form now, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Dr. Kate Robinson BDS PGCERT ORTH PGDIP SEDATION

Graduated from Guys Hospital, London in 1988, co-established the practice with Simon in 1992. Kate has a special interest in orthodontics and smile design and also provides a sedation service if needed to support our practitioners when treating extremely anxious patients.