Many dentists have recently closed as a result of government guidance instructing all non-essential workers to work from home or close business for the time being, and as a result thousands of routine dental appointments have been cancelled. Many people will be concerned not only about the virus and restrictions on social contact and leaving their homes, but also about how to maintain their physical, mental and oral health when many services are reduced.
You only have one set of adult teeth to last you a lifetime so it is essential to take care of them properly. You need your teeth to eat, talk and smile so you are using them in many ways every day. Looking after them properly can also prevent painful problems such as tooth decay and good oral health could also reduce the risk of other kinds of health problems, such as heart disease.