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Simple Daily Habits That Will Improve Your Oral Health in Quarantine

Published on November 16th, 2020

For most people, establishing a daily routine is an integral part of a productive day and this holds true for oral-based routines. As a dentist around Chicago Loop, we know the importance of incorporating a variety of positive oral health habits into your daily routine, especially during such a tumultuous time in the world.

Before you know it, you’ll have an established oral health routine that shows off your pearly whites, allowing you to feel confident from the inside-out. Practicing these habits during quarantine will help you feel more confident in implementing them on a daily basis.

Make Sure You’re Brushing Long Enough

By now, we know that brushing at least twice per day is an essential part of keeping your teeth and gums clean. One common mistake that many people make is not brushing long enough. We get it, life happens and gets in the way, but carving out a full 2 minutes to brush each time is a lot more effective than a quick 30-second brush.

If it will help you brush for a longer period of time, consider turning on your favorite song or use a timer to make sure you’re brushing for long enough. Establishing a routine like this during COVID-19 can help carry over into your daily routine when the world is operating normally again.

Use the Right Toothbrush

When you’re browsing the toothbrush aisle, you may feel overwhelmed with options. You may assume that bigger is better, but opting for a smaller toothbrush head can help you reach more difficult places in the back of your mouth. You can also expect to receive a fresh toothbrush when you visit our dentist around the Chicago Loop.

Keep Sugar-Free Gum Nearby

Sugar-free gum is a simple method of removing damaging bacteria from your mouth after you eat. Chewing gum will help your mouth produce more saliva to flush out the damaging food debris. The key in this situation is sugar-free gum so make sure to opt for this instead of regular gum.

A small shift in how you go throughout your day can result in significant changes to your oral health. Scheduling regular appointments with our team is another important part of your routine. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

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