Novel coronavirus has taken the world by storm. The latest data from the World Health Organisation goes on to claim that 168,019 confirmed cases have been reported so far. The havoc created by COVID19 is big enough to plummet markets worldwide and keep health centres and governments on their toes.
However, the WHO has also listed common precautions which when followed can keep you safe.
The general guidelines, to keep from harm’s way, include:
- Wash hands more often
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitisers
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with dirty hands
- Drink more water
- Maintain distance from the people you think are infected with the virus
- Avoid attending mass gatherings where the risks of contamination are higher
- Dispose of the used tissue papers carefully to ensure that others do not succumb to the virus
- Practise food safety
- Avoid travel if you have any symptoms of cold, cough or fever
- Seek medical attention as soon as some of the symptoms start to appear
Oral hygiene and COVID19
Apart from these general guidelines, we can maintain good oral hygiene to prevent further spread of coronavirus disease. The virus must be kept away from our saliva, bloodstream and mucous in every way. Oral health plays an important role in infection prevention.
One of the main entryways for the COVID19 virus to enter our bodies is our mouth. You must wash hands before eating anything. Make sure you do not touch any food items without washing your hands first. Maintaining good oral hygiene is of the utmost importance. Brushing your teeth twice a day and ensuring there are no leftover food particles stuck between your teeth is necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
How does Healthy Smiles Dental Group ensure safety from coronavirus?
Our heedful dentists at Healthy Smiles Dental Group are making sure that patients get the most hygienic environment at our Blackburn dental clinic. Our dental equipment is cleaned after every use to keep contamination from viruses at bay. We enquire about the general health of every patient before proceeding with dental treatment. A patient’s travel history is also given due importance.
In the wake of this infection spreading wildly, we need to make sure we keep ourselves as well as our loved ones safe. We understand that things can turn very stressful and confusing when fighting with the unknown. But, following credible sources of information, staying connected with your friends and family via phone or e-mail, getting proper exercise at home, and spending time for some indoor hobbies or skills that you like, can be a huge relief.
Do not get stressed, follow the proper guidelines and hopefully, this pandemic too shall pass.