Dental Tips

Daily vitamin

Use a soft adult toothbrush.

Brush in gentle circles over gums, tongue, cheeks, roof-of-mouth, and teeth morning and night.

Finish by gargling with a non-alcoholic mouthwash.

A mouthwash of warm salt water will kill flu viruses which multiply in the throat on their way to the lungs.

Lightly wipe the inside of your nostrils with a light salt solution on the end of a cotton swab.  Stop flu viruses that multiply in the sinuses heading to the respiratory (breathing) system.

Floss every night, and after meals if necessary.  Floss can be doubled, and a knot put in the middle to remove food from larger gaps.  The discreet (i.e. in the restroom) use of a wood toothpick helps during the day.

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See the dentist for an annual cleaning.

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Check with recovery centers, public schools, clinics and hospitals for contact information for dental assistance in your community.

Musicares sponsors periodic dental clinics for musicians.

Some dentists do a bit of pro-bono (free) work.

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