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‘Stay at Home’ and Reassess Your Family’s Dental Routine

With the government’s plans to extend the “stay at home” order across the state of California to at least middle of May, there is no better time to focus on your home and your family than now. Plus, it’s spring season now, which means it’s a good time to think about spring cleaning!

But one part of the house that often gets overlooked with spring cleaning is cleaning our at-home care routine. Disinfecting your bathroom and reorganizing the medicine cabinet are important, but what about the tools you and your family uses?

Many dentists and the American Dental Association recommend that you change out your toothbrush every 3 months. When was the last time you replaced your family’s toothbrushes? Now is a good time to throw away the old brush and get yourself a new one.

Regarding your home dental care routine, think about how often your family brushes their teeth. Are they brushing the recommended twice a day, for at least 2 minutes each time? How often do you floss? Are you flossing correctly? There are many great and instructional YouTube videos you can research to see if you’re brushing and flossing correctly.

Not only is this a good time for teaching your children how to brush and care for their teeth, but maybe it’s a great time for continuing more education at home. There are many tools online that you can use to teach your kids (and yourself, honestly) about our mouths – what is saliva and why is it important, how to name and identify different teeth in your mouth, how to care for bad breath… and so much more!

Another aspect of your dental care routine is going to the dentist. Since non-emergency dental appointments are delayed until after the “stay at home” order is lifted, it’s time to look at your summer schedules and find a time for you and your family to visit your local family dentist.

Our family dental office in Long Beach, CA is committed to protecting the health of their patients and team members. We will not only ensure that you receive quality dental care in our office, but also keep your health and safety a priority while you’re with us.

Request an appointment for summer dates using the link here, or call our office at 562-434-6414.

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