During this difficult time, we want to remind our patients to continue to take care of their teeth, as several dental problems may arise from stress. Patients may be more prone to issues such as TMJ, mouth sores, and gum disease. Dr. Cappy Sinclair is a Virginia Beach, VA dentist that is passionate about the health and safety of his patients. Here are some dental tips to remember when you’re in quarantine:
Improve Your Home Routine
Practicing social distancing or self-quarantine? Take this opportunity to be especially meticulous with your home hygiene. Brush regularly with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush, floss, and use mouthwash every day. You can even try to brush your teeth after every meal, not just twice a day. Is your routine already especially thorough? When you are bored and alone at home it can be tempting to snack on unhealthy food. Processed sugars in junk foods are one of the leading causes of tooth decay. Rather than candy or chips, try snacking on mouth-healthy celery or cheese.
Talk to Us About a Dental Emergency
For many people, their greatest fear is suffering a dental emergency during our closure. While we are closed to routine appointments, we are still prepared to satisfy your emergency dentistry needs. If you are experiencing facial or tooth pain or gum swelling, or if you shave knocked out a tooth, contact our office and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Reschedule Your Dental Appointment
For emergencies, please call our office. If you are rescheduling an appointment, you can also do so on our website. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates regarding our closure. If you have been forced to cancel your regular dental checkup, make sure to reschedule your cleaning once we are open.