Patient safety is always the top priority in our Plano, Texas dental office. Dr. Jacob Grapevine is passionate about patients’ health and safety. Dr. Grapevine and his dental team want to remind patients to continue to take care of their teeth as they quarantine and social distance. Here are some dental tips to remember while maintaining your oral health at home and when visiting our sanitized dental office:
Maintain Oral Hygiene
Practicing social distancing or self-quarantining is a good time as any to take the 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 also try brushing after every meal, not just twice a day. Maintaining your oral health can also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Eat Healthier Snacks
It can also be tempting to snack on junk food when you’re bored at home. However, the processed sugars in these foods are one of the leading causes of tooth decay. Try to choose healthier snacks like fruits and cheese to keep your body and especially your teeth happy and healthy. It is also important to brush your teeth whether you’re eating candy or fruit because the sugar can cause tooth decay in both cases.
Receive a Dental Cleaning
Visit our dental office bi-annually for a dental cleaning and examination. You can call us at (972) 268-6480 or schedule an appointment online. Routine dental visits are key to maintaining your long-term dental health. Regular visits with us provide the opportunity for our team to look for the early warning signs of dental problems before they become more complicated. They also allow your dental hygienist to thoroughly clean all surfaces in your mouth, including those spots you may not know you are missing with your at-home routine.