Oral health from home tips

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Text: Guardian. Oral health from home. How can you maintain your oral health without visiting a dentist?

I'd like to talk to you today about maintaining your good oral health during the quarantine. What you do every day to take care of your teeth is more important than what happens in the dentist's office once every few months. So please remember to brush your teeth every day twice a day and to floss at least once a day.

When you brush your teeth, make sure that you're using a soft toothbrush and that you hold it at a 45 degree angle to the gum line. And please don't scrub. I understand that we're all stressed these days, but don't take it out on your toothbrush.

Also, remember to floss every single day at least once a day to remove those particles that get stuck between your teeth. And while we're talking about maintaining your good oral health, remember to watch your nutrition. It's important that if you snack, you snack on healthy fruits and vegetables. And of course, avoid sticky candies.

Those sticky candies can pull the fillings out of your tooth. And even popcorn can be dangerous. Popcorn has a nasty habit of getting stuck between your teeth.

Text: What is teledentistry?

Let's talk for a minute about teledentistry. What is teledentistry? Teledentistry is the ability to provide consulting dental services to a patient over the phone or over a video chat. Teledentistry is wonderful in these times where we can't get to our dentists office.

A teledentistry call is great to evaluate pain, suffering, discomfort, bleeding, swelling, a cracked tooth, anything that you're really very concerned about. Teledentistry is not appropriate for routine dental care. But in as much as we can all get to the dentist now, it's a good idea to reach out for a teledentistry call if you have anything that you are concerned about going on in your mouth.

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