Tips To Keep Immune System Strong, Especially During COVID-19 Pandemic
Lets keep immune system strong!
According to reports by some dental services in Edmonton, after the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, the number of patients complaining about dental issues has increased. Some experts think it is due to wearing masks but this is debatable. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended that you visit the dental hygiene clinic in Edmonton as frequently as possible. Timely checks and regular dental cleaning help prevent mouth and dental diseases.
Here are some tips we at Clean Smiles feel can help you and others you may know. Let’s get right to it.
- Make yourself a priority before you start taking care of others.
- Keep hands clean, hand washing when possible or disinfect with hand sanitizer when needed.
- Wear a mask when around people, along with social distancing.
- Change the furnace filter in the house as per the manufacturer’s instructions, ideally on monthly basis.
- Keep the common household surfaces clean and disinfected.
- Stay active, even short stretching, breathing, or light cardio exercises impact positively on overall health and immunity.
- Stay hydrated. Drinking water frequently cleans the mouth. It reduces the need to get dental services more than once a year.
- While coughing or sneezing cover your mouth with a tissue or use a bent elbow.
- Eat healthy foods, incorporate fresh vegetables, fruits, and nuts into your diet.
- Take care of your oral health, and oral hygiene.
- Social distance but don’t isolate yourself, stay connected with friends and family virtually.
- Keep your mental health in check, if there are symptoms of depression connect with professionals, take virtual therapy sessions when needed.
- Minimize stress. When you notice yourself worrying about unknowing – distract yourself! Read a book, listen to music play a video game virtually with friends, brush your teeth, wash your face, wear nice clothes, etc.
- Once you have taken care of yourself, then check on your family members and friend and land a hand when possible.
- Know that this is just a phase and it will pass and we are all in this together.
- Aside from these practices, we have some highly recommended things you need to make a habit of doing.
Never Share Your Tooth Brush
It happens to most of us. We travel to visit someone and end up staying the night. Sadly, most people end up using someone else’s toothbrush. This is a very hazardous practice. Using another person’s toothbrush exposes you to germs (bacteria and viruses). You can contract their dental infection, the flu, or even throat infection. Always keep your toiletries for your journey. If you forget to keep yours, simply buy a new set of toothbrushes and toothpaste from the nearest dental hygiene clinic or superstore.
Stay Hydrated and Eat Healthy Food
Water is very important for oral and overall health. Dehydration has a direct negative impact on your immune system. We highly recommend consuming the standard 2.7 liters of water per day at least. Consuming water regularly in the day helps keep the mouth clean. At the same time, eating a balanced diet is necessary.
Maintain good oral health for yourself and for your family
We all know that we transfer bacteria/viruses with close contact e.g. hugging and kissing. Make sure to maintain good oral/dental health along with overall health to avoid unnecessary dental problems and visits to have them fixed.
Regular visits to your dental hygiene clinic will help keep your gums and teeth healthy and clean.
If you are looking for a dental checkup and hygiene (teeth cleaning) visit in Edmonton, feel free to schedule your next appointment with one of our expert clinical providers.
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