While dental offices across the nation are temporarily closed for the safety of our community and patients, I've put together a list of best practices.
1. Keep Oral Cavity Clean - bleeding gums are a sign of a possible systemic inflammatory issue. The oral cavity and whole body connection has been researched and proven. There is evidence between gut and mouth, mind and mouth, heart and mouth, fertility and mouth, and sleep and mouth.
2. Breath Through Your Nose - Our nasal passage ways filter the air for us, but most importantly, it releases nitric oxide. This is extremely important right now because nitric oxide helps our immunity by destroying virus, bacteria, and parasitic organisms.
3. Increase Your Immunity - Nutritious foods, adequate sleep, vitamin D3 and nitric oxide are a few of the foundational elements to supporting your immune system. Weather permitting, make sure you step outside of your home for at least 15 minutes of sunshine per day—while maintaining proper social distancing.