ORAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN DURING THE PANDEMIC PERIOD OF CORONAVIRUS
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is becoming a major public health event affecting the whole world. During the pandemic period of coronavirus disease, appropriate oral health management, and disease prevention of children is very important for their oral and general health.
In order to maintain a healthy oral cavity following are some measures which parents should take for their children:
- By training them to maintain hand hygiene at home, exercise appropriately, strengthen physical resistance
- Brushing two times in a day, i.e, once in the morning and also before going to bed at night
- Rinsing the mouth after eating sweets and snacks
- Making them eat healthy vegetables and fruits specially enriched with Vitamin C
If non-emergency oral situation occur, parents could assist their child to take home-based care such as saline rinsing to relieve the symptoms and with the help of teledentistry they can take some analgesics, gum paints and mouthwashes
When oral emergencies such as acute pulpitis, periapical periodontitis, dental trauma, oral and maxillofacial infections happen, parents and children should visit a dental clinic in time as advised by the consulting dentist with correct personal protection, like gloves, mouth mask
During the epidemic period, children’s oral emergencies should be treated in accordance with current guidelines and control of COVID-19.