[ toothbrush in corona ]New Delhi: The third wave of Corona, born after the Omicron variant, has caused a stir around the world. This wave is not proving to be deadly but it is very contagious. In such a situation, it is important not to be careless, because the third wave is also affecting people who have received both doses of the vaccine. It is very important to take care of oral health in corona infection and if you are infected with corona or are recovering from it then you must change your toothbrush.
Can it be very harmful if you do not change your toothbrush after recovering from corona virus? It can also endanger people who share the same bathroom with you. Let us know what Dr. Anjana Satya Jeet, dentist of Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon has to say!
Anjana Satyajit says that it is a good habit to change your toothbrush every three months, but don’t delay it at all and change it immediately. She adds that the virus can live longer on plastic surfaces, so you should change your toothbrush to stay safe. This will not only protect you from re-infection, but will also protect other family members who share the bathroom with you.
Also, use a new ‘tongue cleaner’ to prevent infection. We know that Covid 19 harms our immune system, but it also affects the health of your tongue. This can lead to dry mouth and gum ulcers.
Maintaining oral hygiene is important, as it can increase the spread of the virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus is mainly transmitted through droplets from an infected person’s mouth, especially when he coughs, sneezes, talks or laughs. In addition, touching infected surfaces with the virus can spread the infection. That’s why not only is it important to wash and sanitize your hands regularly, but you should also disinfect surfaces from time to time.