Even if your teeth and gums are unhealthy, our Wickford dentists can help to restore them!
‘Challenging’ is one word for the times that we are living in. The first lockdown was difficult, but for many, manageable, and even gave some of us opportunities for new discoveries such as country walks and even new business ventures.
With new restrictions coming into force though, more and more of us are perhaps wondering when it will all end.
This stress and anxiety is taking its toll not only on our mental health, but also very likely, our oral health too. Dental practices are doing their best to catch up on missed appointments from the first lockdown but restrictions mean that most can see fewer patients each day, prioritising the most urgent. This means that, as time goes by, some of us may find that our teeth and gums start to suffer in some way.
The present situation
We don’t know when, and we don’t know for certain, but scientists are optimistic that a vaccine will be available in the not too far off future which will help us all to get back to some sort of normality. In the meantime, we have to cope as best as we can. This applies to how we look after our teeth and gums too.
For those of you with a significant dental issue such as a toothache or sore or bleeding gums, we encourage you to call your local Cygnet dentists and we will do all that we can to see you as soon as possible. With a little care, and perhaps a little luck too, this type of appointment can hopefully be minimised.
To help with this, we encourage all of our Wickford patients to remember, and put into practice, the very basics of good oral health care.
- Try not to eat or drink foods that are high in sugar and especially those that stick easily to your teeth.
- Remember to brush your teeth both in the morning and the very last thing at night using a fluoride toothpaste.
- Use dental floss. Many problems start in the areas between the teeth where a brush struggles to reach.
- Drink plenty of water. This will not only keep you hydrated but will flush away some sugars and potentially harmful bacteria from your mouth.
- Try not to do anything foolish that might damage your teeth, such as opening bottles with them!
There is no guarantee that these will mean that you have zero dental problems, but they will minimise the risk and certainly help.