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Maintaining your oral health during social isolation

As we have announced, we are seeing patients only on an emergency basis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC guidelines put in place for dental professionals protect staff and patients alike, which is our utmost priority.

We know it can be a frustrating time with having to postpone treatments, but we assure you that elective procedures and surgeries will resume once it is safe for you, and us, to do so.

While socially isolating, there are things you can do that will benefit your oral and overall health.

  • Brush thoroughly at least twice a day. This will help remove plaque and tartar before they have a chance to harden and bond to the teeth.

  • Floss once a day. Flossing removes plaque, food and bacteria between the teeth that may result in gum disease if not removed.

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Drinking water increases saliva production, which washes away harmful bacteria that causes tooth decay.

  • Eat healthy foods and snacks, and try to avoid sweets. Fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants that protect gums and other tissues from cell damage.

  • Replace your toothbrush after you have been sick, or every 3 months. The American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush every three months to prevent bacteria from building up on the bristles, affecting your oral health.

Please reach out to us with any emergencies or questions. We hope to see you soon.

Stay safe!

Mountaineer Periodontics

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