We want our patients to continue prioritizing their dental health during this time, especially because your oral health is intertwined with your overall well-being. Here are some steps you can take at home to prevent future dental concerns:
1. Eat a Healthy Diet
Try to monitor your intake of sticky, citrus, or sugary foods and beverages. Sodas, coffees, potato chips and candies can have a negative impact on your oral health and moderation is the best approach to avoiding plaque buildup and tooth staining caused by these foods and beverages.
2. Practice Good Oral Hygiene
While your daily schedule might be thrown off right now, make sure to stick to your dental hygiene routine. This means brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. Remember, good daily oral hygiene goes a long way in preventing long-term, more serious dental issues.
3. Be Mindful and Calm
Teeth grinding is a very common reaction to stress and it can cause symptoms such as headaches, ear aches, and jaw pain, all of which you don’t want to deal with at the moment. Practice jaw exercises at home to reduce the tension in your mouth muscles and find ways to calm yourself and lower your stress levels.
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