As you may know, COVID-19 has caused a lot of people to self-quarantine and to practice social distancing. It is extremely important to all of our Kids Healthy Teeth patients to keep up their healthy habits during this time, not to get sick. We want to talk about a few significant points in this blog, such as handwashing, covering your coughs, not touching your face, and social distancing.
Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands is the most important healthy habit of keeping up. Daily, we touch hundreds of objects throughout the day. There are many germs and a lot of bacteria that are found on public surfaces and items. Germs from unwashed hands can either get onto your face or can get into food and drinks, which can lead to sickness. You never know what you are going to pick up or what germ you could be putting down. Washing your hands can help prevent diarrhea, respiratory infections, eye and skin infections, as well as viruses.
Cover Your Coughing
We have all been taught since we were little to cover our coughs so that we do not cough on other people around us. Coughing is a very normal human body function. We cough so that we can push out mucus, microbes, and foreign particles from our mouths and throats. We cough to protect our lungs. When we are sick, we have to be careful about coughing out harmful germs onto others. For this reason, we have to make sure we are covering our coughs. You can cover your cough with your elbow, hands, shirt, or mask. After coughing, it is extremely important that you immediately go and wash your hands.
Do Not Touch Your Face
We touch our faces without knowing it frequently throughout the day. When we are out in public and touching objects, sometimes we do not realize we are scratching or touching our faces. We end up putting bacteria on our faces, which can not only lead to acne but also sickness. Again, try to wash your hands as much as possible, and avoid touching your face the best you can.
Social Distancing Healthy Habits
Another way to keep yourself and those around you safe is to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. We must think about those in our lives who are older or are more prone to illnesses. By practicing social distancing, we can still go to the grocery store to feed our families but also maintain a safe distance, so we do not obtain the virus. Self-quarantine helps to make sure that those who need protection can stay in the comforts of their homes without worrying about contracting the virus.
We hope you found our blog about healthy habits to keep up helpful. At Kids Healthy Teeth, we want to make sure our patients and their families are being safe! We cannot wait to see all of our patients in the future and look forward to seeing your smiling faces. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call.