During this difficult time, we want to remind our patients to continue to take care of their teeth, as several dental problems may arise from feeling stress. Patients who feel overly stressed may be more prone to issues such as TMJ, mouth sores, and gum disease. Dr. Tom Trinkner is a Columbia, SC dentist that is passionate about the health and safety of his patients. Here are some dental tips that Dr. Trinker and his professional dental team would like patients to remember:
Improve Your Routine at Home
While you’re social distancing or self-quarantining dedicate some of this new time at home as dental care “me time.” Take the opportunity to get more in-depth with your home hygiene. Brush regularly with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush, floss, and use mouthwash frequently. Take this opportunity to try brushing after every meal, not just twice a day.
When you are bored and alone at home it can be tempting to snack on unhealthy food. Processed sugars in junk foods are one of the leading causes of tooth decay. Rather than candy or chips, try snacking on mouth-healthy celery or cheese. Avoid sodas and drink water as it washes away sugars in the mouth. Additionally, the fluoride in the water is mouth-healthy!
Talk to Us About a Dental Emergency
For many people, their greatest fear is suffering a dental emergency. However, our office is prepared for you. If you are experiencing undue pain or swelling, or if you suffer facial trauma, contact our dental office and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Schedule an Appointment
If you need a dental checkup, have cosmetic concerns, or have a pressing dental issue, please call Dr. Trinkner’s Columbia, SC office today at 803-400-8729. You can also request a consultation with Dr. Trinkner online.