COVID-19 and How To Achieve Good Oral Health?

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During this COVID-19 pandemic, we have never been more concerned about our health and our family's well-being. Sneezing, coughing or a mild headache scares every house member. We follow a strict diet, healthy food, and exercise to boost our immunity and prevent diseases. But, are you taking good care of your oral health?

Most of the diseases and common flu get triggered due to an unhealthy mouth. Unfortunately, brushing twice a day is not sufficient during this pandemic period. It would be best if you remained extra cautious with what you put in your mouth and keep your health status in check.

Finding a dentist in Pune during COVID-19 was a massive task as most of the healthcare professionals weren't allowed to offer their services except the emergency cases. Children, adults, and older adults had to deal with a toothache and dental health problems on a phone consultation with their dentists. But, it may have suppressed the pain without diagnosing the root cause. 

Now that dental clinics are re-opening, we have witnessed many cases where the patient's tooth decay and cavities have caused severe damage, and only a root canal treatment can fix it.  

How to maintain good oral health?

Eat Healthily

Frequent snacking to kill boredom has become common in this quarantine period, severely damaging people's teeth and gums. Starchy foods and drinks develop acid in your mouth, which weakens and softens the teeth and gums, making it more susceptible to cavities and decay. 

People using dentures should avoid eating hard food items such as popcorn, peanuts, and candies. Consume fruits in freshly prepared juice form. Also, high exposure to alcohol, cigarettes, and tobacco causes tooth decay, stain, and oral cancer. 

Keep Your mouth clean.

When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? Expert dentists recommend changing toothbrushes every month. If you have recently recovered from the flu, common cold, or any health condition that required heavy medications, immediately change the toothbrush when you recover. 

Did you know? Healthy gums play a crucial role in boosting our immune system. Currently, the only medicine to prevent COVID-19 is an excellent immune system. So, make sure you keep your gums, teeth, and mouth clean. 

Oswal Dental Clinic is now offering online consultation and pre-booked appointments. In case you have any queries related to your dental health or pediatric dentistry, we are here to help you achieve a great smile and overall good health. We also have the best maxillofacial surgeon in Pune to address dental emergencies and surgeries. To learn more, you can call us now. 

Dr. Nitin Oswal
Dr. Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S. from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S. in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital, Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
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