A Definitive Guide on Taking Care of Your Teeth While In Quarantine

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a worldwide shutdown of businesses and public places and forced many of us to isolate ourselves at home. With the situation persisting into 2021, we may be quarantined for a little while longer, but there’s still hope.

Whether you are isolating at home or with your family members, this is the perfect time to take care of your health and create good habits that last. This includes inculcating good dental hygiene habits like flossing regularly and using mouthwash.

Since we don’t know when things will return to normal just yet, it is better to prevent any health related problem, and that includes physical, mental, and dental health.

In case such a situation arises, West Hills Smiles is available to take care of your emergency dental needs. We take our clients’ safety very seriously, and you will be taken care of in a sanitized environment. Call us at (818) 346-4303 or contact us here to book your appointment with us.

During a self-quarantine, you can take care of your oral health by following these simple tips:

woman brushing her teeth in the bathroom

Brushing your teeth:

You need to brush your teeth twice a day. Since we are at home all the time, we may often feel lazy or put off brushing our teeth till the next day, until too many days have passed.

Make sure you brush your teeth morning and night to get rid of any leftover bits of food and prevent plaque. Brush in small circular motions and make sure to get the sides as well.

Use a soft-bristled brush that won’t damage your teeth, and don’t forget to brush your tongue to avoid bad breath.


Everyone hates flossing. It’s a fact. However, avoiding flossing may be the one thing standing in your way to perfect dental health.

While flossing daily seems like a huge chore, most of us at home now have enough time to incorporate it into our daily routines. Flossing daily can help remove plaque and food buildup in your teeth.

Floss first, and then brush your teeth so that the toothbrush gets all the particles released by flossing out of your mouth.

person flossing their teeth

Use a mouth wash:

A mouth wash is an excellent follow up for flossing and brushing and does more than give you amazing smelling breath.

Mouthwash contains antimicrobial agents that fight the bacteria and plaque and reduce chances of tooth decay. Call your dentist to ask them which mouthwash they recommend.

Maintain healthy eating habits:

Try to avoid eating foods high in oil and sugar, as these can amplify tooth damage. The same goes for drinking sugary cocktails and sodas. Try switching to water, milk, and tea for healthier alternatives that don’t damage your teeth.

Incorporate more fruits and veggies to help your teeth stay in tip-top shape.

For any questions on dental hygiene, call us at (818) 346-4303, and we will be happy to help.