During Covid-19 take care of your teeth
In these testing times when stepping out of the house is associated with big fear, Dr. Gunita Singh, Director, DENTEM suggests all to stay home, stay safe, and take care of your teeth.
Follow these tips so that you don’t need to visit us.
Brush twice a day: Brushing morning and evening is a must. I know we are all in lazy times but still no option this is key 1 of maintaining oral health.
Warm saline rinses: The good old grandma’s recipe of rinsing your mouth after every meal with lukewarm water and a Pinch of salt is all you need to keep bacteria away
Gum massages: Let us make use of this extra time we have been blessed with spending some time with your gums they are the foundation of our teeth, healthy gums equal to healthy teeth, massaging in a circular motion for 5 mins morning and evening with the oil of your choice ( olive oil, vitamin E oil, almond oil) whatever suits your body most.
Cleaning your tongue: clean your tongue once a day with glycerine and cotton and see the magic not only will you be blessed with the lovely pink tongue but also bacteria-free oral cavity.
LET’S SAY STILL A TOOTH BEHAVES NAUGHTY AND YOU ARE IN PAIN
Warm saline rinsing: will anyways be the step 1 followed by rinsing with any mouth wash example: chlorhexidine.
Desensitizing toothpaste: They are a variety of them available at the chemist now a day’s good to keep one at home and apply on the tooth in pain and keep for 15 mins might get some relief
Clove: another grandma solution to numb the tooth in pain clove contain natural eugenol it is a substance also used in dental office excellent for numbing the nerves when used locally. but would not suggest you use the clove oil directly as it’s very strong and can burn the soft tissue around .so place 2 drops on cotton and place on the affected tooth for temporary relief
Tea: Preferably peppermint tea has a good numbing effect. place a wet tea bag over the tooth along with relief from pain unlike other remedies it tastes good too
Ice pack: place some ice pack or some ice wrapped in a cloth directly over a tooth in pain also rub some ice on the palms of your handsome studies say that when the nerves of your fingers send cold signals to the brain it may overcome the pain signals coming from the tooth
Accu-pressure: ACUPRESSURE is a good old technique to overcome body pains it also works very well with dental pain.
PRESS THE BACK OF ONE HAND WHERE BASE OF YOUR THUMB AND INDEX FINGER MEET with the thumb of the other hand. it helps release endorphins which are a feel-good hormone and makes you feel much better.