Patient safety is always our top priority, which is why we are adhering to ADA and CDC guidelines as we reopen. Our Columbus, GA dental team also wants to remind our patients to continue to take care of their teeth at this time, as several dental problems may arise from stress. Patients who are stressed may be more prone to more dental problems, including TMJ and gum disease. Dr. Albert Caves and his dental team are passionate about patients’ health and safety. You can call Dr. Caves for an appointment at (706) 407-4851. You can also request a consultation online. Here are some dental tips to remember while maintaining your oral health at home:
Maintain Oral Hygiene
Practicing social distancing or self-quarantining is a good time as any to take the opportunity to be especially meticulous with your home hygiene. Brush regularly with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush, floss, and use mouthwash every day. You can also try brushing after every meal, not just twice a day. Maintaining your oral health can also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Eat Healthier Snacks
It can also be tempting to snack on junk food when you’re bored at home. However, the processed sugars in these foods are one of the leading causes of tooth decay. Try to choose healthier snacks like fruits and cheese to keep your body and especially your teeth happy and healthy. It is also important to brush your teeth whether you’re eating candy or fruit because the sugar can cause tooth decay in both cases.
Receive Emergency Dental Care
Many people are afraid of a dental emergency during this time. If you are experiencing tooth pain, gum swelling, or have a knocked-out tooth, contact our office and we will get back to you as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.