Did your dental hygiene slip during the pandemic?4 MINUTE READ
Did your oral hygiene suffer during the pandemic? You aren't alone. With limited professional dental care recently, at-home dental hygiene is more critical than ever.
In March 2020, dentist offices around the world closed suddenly. Many governments and governing bodies advised dentists to only accept urgent and emergency appointments. For some, this advice lasted just a few weeks. In other places, COVID-19 has led to closures and reduced hours for over a year.
The crisis of the last year may have pushed your dental routine way down your priorities list. You might feel like only urgent dental conditions are worth dealing with right now. But poor dental hygiene can have long-term negative effects. Tooth decay and gum disease can cause familiar dental problems, including cavities. Poor oral health is also associated with many serious conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.
That's why at-home oral hygiene is more critical than ever.
Home care is your first line of defence when it comes to dental hygiene. Good home hygiene helps you battle against and control dental plaque. Dental plaque is the soft, sticky material on teeth and gums made up of saliva, food debris, and bacteria. This plaque builds up over time, causing dental problems.
The best way to remove plaque, and prevent tartar build-up, is to clean all surfaces of your teeth and gums. This includes brushing your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day using soft-bristled toothbrush.
You also need to clean the areas in between your teeth at least once a day. The typical approach for this is dental floss. However, if you find dental floss hard to use (or just don't like using it) there are alternatives. Water flossers are a fast and easy way to effectively remove plaque, helping protect against gingivitis and cavitites.
Our mouths are indispensable to eating, speaking, smiling, and more. If your dental hygiene suffered during the pandemic, there's no time like the present to make your mouth a priority.
Taking just 60 seconds to clean your whole mouth without the pain and tedium of dental string, the Home Hygienist is the world's most powerful water flosser. The Home Hygienist is the perfect tool to get your at-home oral care back on track.