Dental Flossing – Why you shouldn’t ignore it

Have you been flossing daily❓

If yes, congratulations, you’ve been practising a very good habit. If no, think about all the leftover food particles that sit between your teeth for hours while bacteria feeds on it. Gross, right?

I can’t stress the importance of flossing enough. It helps clean surfaces where your toothbrush can’t reach and hence helps dodge bad breath, prevents gingivitis (inflamed gums) and promotes good oral and overall health. 🦷

Floss once daily, preferably at night so that you don’t rush through it and sleep with a clean mouth. 💫

READ THIS IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT YOUR ORAL HEALTH

A person’s overall health is dental care.By taking proper care of your teeth, your smile will shine and you won’t have to worry about bad teeth causing future health problems. Use the advice below to learn all there is to know about proper dental care.

Brush your teeth twice daily. This is not just a great practice recommended by oral health care bodies. Brushing your teeth should be part of your everyday routine.You should also floss during these times.

If you are above 50 years old, you may want to use an alcohol-free mouthwash. The best mouthwash without alcohol that contains fluoride.Use mouthwash twice a day to get the best results.

You must also be flossing and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash. Make sure you do all three part of oral cavity.

You should brush and floss every day. The extra time you spend on your smile is going to pay off later on. There isn’t anything better for your teeth than to brush and floss daily.

Approximately 20 inches is a good length to floss your whole mouth.There needs to be close to an inch of floss available for cleaning your initial tooth.

Talk with your dentist before starting any whitening regimen. Some of these products can damage your teeth. Some are safe; however, it’s hard to differentiate between the safe and unsafe products. Your dentist will guide you to the best product for you.

Be sure that your tongue. Many people overlook the tongue; however, but this is actually quite important. Your tongue is a natural place for bacteria.

Do not rush when brushing.Many people will brush their teeth. Take the proper time to properly brush properly. Avoid just going through all of it. Brush thoroughly for at least a minute.

Making sure teeth are cared for properly can benefit you in many ways. You will have confidence in your smile, you’ll be able to avoid some costly repairs, and you’re teeth will last you a long time. Using this advice will help you to have the healthiest teeth possible.

When Someone You Love Is Sick

When someone you love becomes sick, really sick, and you see them go through that misery, your life changes. You watch them. You watch them lie in bed, inhabiting a body that is strained beyond your comprehension. You watch them when they walk around, you watch them when they fall asleep, you watch them and you wish that you could ease their pain. You drop everything for them so that you can sit by their side, and if you can not drop everything, you continue to think about them whole day. You call them, text them, and attempt everything to check in. You do the best that you can because you care, because you want them to come out of their illness and back into the health that they had.

Is the CoVid all about “The Survival Of The Fittest” ?

A global, novel virus which is right now the biggest threat to countries across the globe.No one exactly knows the outcome of this pandemic but it is surely teaching us to reboot our lives and to reorient our relationship to nature,to outside and even to each other.For an optimistic future as we emerge out from this covid-19 crisis ,we definitely need to learn from this and adopt changes.

The foremost thing covid-19 reminds us is our dysfunctional relationship with nature. Humans need to understand that intact nature provides a buffer between human and disease,and emerging diseases are often results of encroachment into natural ecosystems.

While the origin of covid-19 is yet to be known, 60% of infectious diseases originate from animals and 70% of emerging infectious diseases originate from wildlife.Deforested land has also been linked to outbreaks of diseases like Ebola in the past where human unexpectedly came into contact with previously untouched wildlife. It is actually human destruction of biodiversity that creates the conditions for new viruses and diseases like Covid-19.

The corona virus pandemic will mark the end of our romance with market society and hyper-individualism.When this ends,we will have to reorient ourselves towards making investment in public goods- for health,especially and public services.It teaches us how our fates are linked.

The neighbor who refuses to stay home in the pandemic because our public school failed to teach him about critical thinking skills or basic health science. It will help us reconsider the role of each one of us in building a healthy society and how health education among masses play a major role in shaping the face of a pandemic.

“Survival of the fittest” is the phrase which describes Charles Darwin’s concept of natural selection which means those will survive who are best adapted for immediate environment.Thus, when a new infection erupts, the process of natural selection starts all over again. It is a warning to humans.

Have we been taking things for granted,not appreciating the preciousness of our daily existence? Maybe we are moving a bit too fast.Its time to reflect within ourselves.

Taking care of your oral health all by yourself (at home)

Today we are going to discuss the issue of our oral health requirements at home. As a great many people know, there are two significant parts of oral medicinal services – home consideration (what you do at home) and expert consideration (what the dental specialists or other oral health practitioners provide for you ).

Oral health is defined as being multi-faceted and includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease of the craniofacial complex.

Oral home consideration is the arrangement of conventions, suggestions or directions one practices all alone at home to help keep up their oral wellbeing. This is especially significant on the grounds that there are a greater number of patients than there are sufficient dental specialists to take care of all. This means regardless of whether dental specialists need to invest all our energy with you during your twice-yearly routine visit, they can’t reasonably meet this objective since they have different patients to treat. Remarkably, if your oral home consideration is on point it turns out to be progressively advantageous to you when you visit your dental specialists.

What makes up good oral home care?

To answer this question we must bear in mind that we as humans have varied health needs. There are the needs for the general population called general recommendations while those that apply to specific individuals are called personalized care and lifestyle considerations that are meant to enhance oral health and wellness.

The general recommendations involve what most of us are already aware of and some of us are already doing. Examples are brushing your teeth twice daily, using a fluoridated toothpaste, cleaning in between the teeth daily, eating healthy diets that are limited in the content of sugar and finally seeing your dentists twice a year for dental prophylaxis and treatment of periodontal diseases.

The personalized recommendations can be viewed in the sense of one having a tailored suit that is unique to that person alone. In other words, these are recommendations that are specified uniquely to certain groups or individuals among the general population, who are at an increased risk of certain diseases. These recommendations include the design of personalized home care regimen specific for oral hygiene, direction concerning lifestyle changes, guidance on the use of some dental products and mechanical devices for an improve oral home care.

With regard to  lifestyle considerations, dentists can provide, promote or direct patients to information on lifestyle behaviors and/or services that can aid in reducing the risk of problems and improving overall oral health. Examples include avoiding quack dentists, tobacco products, oral piercings, and acquiring the behaviour of consuming fluoridated water.

Dear reader, I hope this post has been helpful and that it would inspire you in making healthy choices easily from now onwards. Remember, your oral home care is very important and can make your oral health last a lifetime.

Future of Dentistry In The Era of This Pandemic- How to save your dental practice amidst this situation?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been extremely challenging to the world leaders and most sophisticated health-care frameworks. This pandemic has evoked various rates of response and kinds of reaction around the globe. The job of dental experts in forestalling the transmission of COVID-19 is basically significant. While all normal dental consideration has been suspended in nations encountering COVID-19 ailment during the time of pandemic, the requirement for composed critical consideration conveyed by groups furnished with suitable individual defensive hardware takes need. Dental experts can likewise add to clinical consideration. Major and fast revamping of both clinical and support services isn’t clear. Dental experts felt an ethical obligation to decrease routine consideration because of a paranoid fear of spreading COVID-19 among their patients and past, however were justifiably worried about the budgetary outcomes. In the midst of the amount of data accessible on the web and through web based life, it is hard to distinguish solid exploration proof and direction, however moral choices must be made.

How to save your dental practice amidst this situation ?

Steps to follow to ensure the safety of the dental practice along with the patients-

All these are based on the current guidelines issued by various dental practice governing bodies across the globe.

Disinfection

Disinfectants should be used to clean every surface contacted during a procedure between every patient. Find it here :- https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/05/health/epa-disinfectants-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

Ventilation Systems

Ventilation frameworks that help expel particles from the air and help circulate fresh air flow all through out the workplace.

Hands-Free Washing

Installation of hand sinks accessible to patients all through out workplace, and a considerable lot of these stations incorporating hands-free cleanser and paper towel dispensers.

PPE for both the Operator and the Patient

PPE has remained mandatory for all techniques in the dental workplace. In addition to wearing face masks and gloves as a part of the normal protocol, wearing sterile outfits, face shields, and in some cases freshly sterile scrubs. Likewise the front desk and whole office staff should also be wearing protective gears; this ensures the wellbeing of any individual who enters the workplace.

Prior appointment making

Reserving a prior appointment must be made mandatory. Also care should be taken to list down the patient’s major concerns and issues, and similarly their dental procedures should be scheduled accordingly.

Temperature Checks and COVID-19 Screening

All staff should have their temperature checked and will be asked a couple of screening inquiries before beginning their work.
At the point when the patient shows up, check temperature using infrared thermometers should be strictly followed.

Waiting area disinfection

Though utmost care must be taken not to keep the patients waiting for too long in the waiting areas, proper disinfection of these areas should be adopted at a regular basis.

Office Disinfection

Administrative area or the reception desk area should also be sanitized similarly.

Restricting Aerosols

Any procedure then can be performed without generating aerosols shall be performed so. In the event that a procedure requires aerosol generation, implementation of high-volume dental aerosol suction should be made.
In order to minimize the use of aerosol generation, hand instruments should rather be used instead of opting for rotary instruments that involve higher risks of disease transmissions.

Air Purifiers

Installation of air purifying units can also be done in order to keep the operating area as dry and hygienic as possible.

Old aged patients or patients with family members having co-morbidites

If a patient or their relative has an health condition, that makes the patient or their family more susceptible to getting COVID-19,such patients such be called in first in the beginning of the day so that they completely escape any transmission risks from your dental practice.

Entryway Openers

Wherever possible leaving entryways open all through the workplaces can be a better idea to avoid multiple contacts of surfaces such as door handles.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Adhering to the current guidelines, social distancing protocol must be strictly followed.

Limiting the number of visitors at a single time

Proper care must be taken to limit the number of person in a particular area at a single time. This ensures both the welfare of the patients as well as the dental practice staff.

Adopting these measures will surely be benefitting in creating a safer and disease free practice.

Thanks for that patient reading.

Hoping it was of some help. Take care and stay safe.