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How to take care of your teeth during quarantine

April 26, 2020
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This quarantine situation that we are experiencing throughout the world as a consequence of COVID-19, has meant that many of our daily habits have been modified.

Tips for taking care of your teeth at home

 In relation to your dental hygiene

 Don't forget to brush your teeth 2 or 3 times a day, for at least more than two minutes and especially before going to sleep.
Complete your brushing process with dental floss to achieve a deeper cleaning and completely eliminate the accumulation of plaque and food debris, which may cause future problems.
It is very important that you wash your hands before performing this dental hygiene routine, to limit the probability of contagion with Coronavirus. Take advantage of the fact that now you have to spend more time at home to pamper your mouth and teeth! 

 In relation to your diet 

As you have already heard or read, one of the side effects of this quarantine is the increased level of sedentary lifestyle, therefore, it is important to also take care of our diet, since we do not spend the same energy as with our daily routines a few weeks ago.
There are foods that, in addition to being healthy for our body, also take care of the health of our teeth. Some of these foods are:

• Vegetables, such as spinach, celery

• Fruits, such as strawberries, kiwi, apple

• Fish such as salmon for being rich in omega 3 and vitamin D.

• Yogurt or cheese

 In relation to your physical activity

 Related to the level of sedentary lifestyle, it is recommended to practice sports at home or relaxation or meditation exercises, always adapted to our physical condition and under the advice of professionals in physical activity. This is very important to decrease our degree of sedentary lifestyle and stress levels that also cause damage to our teeth. By being nervous and uneasy, without realizing it, we are putting pressure on our teeth and jaw, especially at night, causing what is known as Bruxism. This condition causes headache, neck and jaw discomfort, and damages our tooth enamel.

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