Oral Health Care During This Lockdown Period

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Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, we all are trying to avoid any sudden and unexpected sickness. Especially any sudden oral pain can be inevitable in this lockdown period. But you can manage oral health well by maintaining some certain tweaks and following some rules to your regular diet. You can easily avoid any oral pain that suffers you a lot. 

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Oral health is an important part of your overall health. There are many regular do’s and don’ts to maintain good oral health for you. Here are important tips that can help you to take care of your oral hygiene in a lockdown situation.

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Firstly, you need to drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. As a preventive measure, you can avoid or reduce consuming white food like white bread and sugar. Rather you can intake lots of salads and fruits. Because fruits and vegetables are a good source of minerals which keeps your oral health in good condition.

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As we are passing most of our time at home in this lockdown period, we are growing a tendency to keep munching all day. But you need to be aware of what you are consuming all day. It is a good practice to keep your toothbrush handy and lightly brush after every meal. It will help you to remove residual food immediately. If it is not possible you should floss at least once a day before bedtime and never forget to brush twice a day. 

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The second most important thing is to take care of your tongue. You have to remember that by cleaning your tongue you can reduce the chance of building bacteria on your tongue. It is not wise to use a toothpick or pin to remove food stuck in between teeth. Instead, try to remove it by brushing and flossing. It is better to avoid stocking chocolates and sticky candies in the house. 

So, the golden rule is to look before you leap and avoid any oral health problem in this pandemic situation.