Caring for your teeth during the Pandemic.

FACT: A Healthy Mouth Reflects a Healthy Body

This means that changes to your teeth and gums may be an indication of changes in your total health.

Here are a few simple tips to help you to achieve good health!

CURRENT CARE

The Hotel Trades Dental offices are open for urgent care. Call to schedule an appointment or to speak with a dentist.

Keeping your mouth healthy

  • Wash your hands for about 20 secs before caring for your teeth or the teeth of others
  • Brush at least two times per day for two minutes on waking and immediately before bed. For more efficient brushing use an electric brush. Remember to brush your tongue
  • Floss twice a day, whenever you brush

Caring for your child’s teeth

  • Your infant-use a soft cloth or a finger brush twice daily. No bottle at bedtime
  • Your toddler-Use an age appropriate toothbrush with a pea sized drop of toothpaste. No bottle at bedtime. Supervise your child’s brushing habits. Introduce him/her to flossing
  • Your young adult-reinforce your child’s oral hygiene practices.

Toothbrush care

  • Store your toothbrush in a clean, dry place away from bathroom aerosols.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or when it is visibly worn or frayed.
  • If you or a family member is ill, use a new toothbrush for the duration of the illness, and keep it separate from other toothbrushes in the household. Replace it when healthy once again.

Denture Care

  • Just like your natural teeth, your dentures can accumulate plaque, stain and calculus
  • Remove and rinse dentures after eating.
  • Dentures should be taken out before bedtime to help keep your gums healthy.
  • Denture kits have a soft denture brush and non-abrasive cleaning tablets to clean dentures overnight. This overnight soaking will help to remove the biofilm, bacteria and fungi that can potentially do harm to your teeth and gums.
  • Rinse dentures thoroughly before placing dentures in your mouth

Where and how to access dental services
1-833-FUNDS-RU
1-833-386-3778