How to Properly Look After Your Teeth and Gums at Home

Updated: May 4, 2020


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dental practices around the world are closed, opening their doors only for patients experiencing dental emergencies. Dental emergencies are classed as:


  • Dental trauma

  • Toothache not improving with medication

  • Facial swelling

  • Bleeding after an extraction

Unfortunately, for the foreseeable future, patients are not able to see their hygienists for the recommended bi-annual cleanings. Looking after your teeth and gums at home during this time is crucial, especially with uncertainty around when dental offices may re-open. By taking care of your teeth properly during this time, you can reduce your risk of developing dental decay and gum disease.