“Oral health must be a routine and it is necessary that everyone maintain a good brushing, the use of dental floss and, also, mouthwash. These daily actions reduce the risk of transmission of the coronavirus ”, says Eric Daldegan, dental surgeon, implantodontist and prosthodontist.
Dr. Fábio Sato, dental surgeon and oral and maxillofacial specialist, explains that maintaining oral health and hygiene routine prevents the growth of microorganisms that can circulate throughout the body.
To help the Brazilian population to improve oral hygiene and also to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus, dental surgeons prepare essential tips for the moment that the country faces:
Changing the toothbrush regularly should be a habit that the Brazilian needs to adopt. In addition to hygiene, the toothbrush used for a long time ends up losing its effectiveness and, thus, does not perform its cleaning role with 100% excellence. “When you are hospitalized or have contact with someone who has had the symptoms of COVID-19, it is important to change the brush, so that it does not get bacteria. In addition, brushing your teeth after every meal prevents the environment from becoming favorable to the virus ”, says Dr. Fabio Sato.
Brazilians must remain at home, isolated, so that the spread of the virus does not increase further. However, it is not because you are at home, without contact with people that you should forget about oral hygiene. “Sometimes, we relax with oral health because we are at home, but with the coronavirus pandemic, we cannot neglect even a minute, because any failed act, the virus can already manifest itself”, concludes Dr. Fabio Sato.