Category Archives: Hygienic

3 Ways To Prioritize Tooth Health in Your Household

Between running errands, dropping the kids off at soccer practice, coordinating mealtimes and trying to squeeze some work in somehow, managing your household every day can be hectic and exhausting. In this sort of environment, it’s often easy to let dental hygiene slip by the wayside, whether your teeth require myonic dental bearings or just an occasional check-up. Because your teeth are so crucial for your overall well being, though, it’s important to prioritize taking care of them, and helping other family members do the same.

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1. Brush as a Family

If you have young children, part of the challenge is coordinating your morning and nighttime routines with theirs. However, you can easily get around this issue by brushing, flossing and rinsing together as a family. This is not only a time-saver but can actually help to solidify the importance of good dental care for your kids. When they see their role models taking good care of their teeth, they’re bound to follow suit!

2. Avoid Tooth-Harming Foods Packed With Sugar

While everyone loves a sweet treat from time to time, going overboard and regularly indulging is asking for trouble. Kids can start getting cavities at a young age, so feeding them a healthy and nutritious diet full of fresh foods is key to avoiding a sugar addiction that can lead to tooth and gum decay later on.

3. Practice Safety Skills Inside and Outside the Home

Some tooth damage doesn’t come from lack of cleaning, but from outside events like sports accidents. To help reduce the likelihood of this happening, practice safety skills with your kids. For instance, if they play sports, they can wear a mouth guard to protect their teeth.

Everyday life gets busy, making it tough to remember all your tooth hygiene steps. However, the effort more than pays off when you help keep your teeth healthy for the future. Simply trying out these easy ideas can make dental care a prime matter in your household.

Protecting Yourself from Covid-19 at Work

The Covid-19 pandemic has literally changed the world. In a matter of months, its spread has devastated the U.S. economy, infected millions, and cost a frightening number of lives. If you have remained at your workplace, or will be returning soon, a few simple precautions can drastically reduce your exposure and chances of infection.

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Face Masks

Perhaps the most elementary and effective piece of personal protection equipment Washington in the fight against Covid-19 is a simple face mask. Medical professionals and frontline healthcare workers can and should use the most powerful form of surgical mask, the N95. For people in situations with an average level of risk, however, a disposable or cloth mask is remarkably effective at preventing transmission both to and from your nose and mouth.

Eye Wear

Our eyes are susceptible to airborne germs as they are both orifices and contain liquid. Wraparound goggles can do a nice job of sealing in your eyes, and many are designed with anti-fog technology, so you can see properly when wearing them in conjunction with a mask. Face shields can help prevent ocular transmissions, but it is critical that a mask is worn with them. They cover the eyes, but do not provide an effective seal around the mouth and nose.

A Note About Gloves

Many people think that latex surgical gloves are an important tool to fight Covid-19. Something very crucial must be understood about them: gloves do not kill the disease, and if you are touching multiple surfaces, you may actually cross-contaminate and spread Covid-19 if one of them is infected. Unless you are a medical professional who touches others, focus on handwashing, and leave the gloves at home.

It will take diligence from all of us to defeat Covid-19. Thankfully, these steps are simple and inexpensive. Make them a part of your day-to-day public life, and we’ll all be a little closer to returning to normalcy.

Be responsible this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, health practitioners are reminding adults to always practice safe sex.

In a Facebook post, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-Philippines admitted that condom use is still unpopular, with only 38 percent of men who have sex with men (MSM) using condoms when having sex (IHBSS, 2018). A recent UNODC-Ph study disclosed that MSM who had experience using drugs where twice more likely to have condomless sex.

“While it may be awesome to make love without a condom, we are increasing the possibility of getting infected by HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections,” the FB post said.

As a Valentine’s Day reminder, the UNODC-ph encouraged the public to lower the risk of HIV and STDs by using condoms. “We can still enjoy making love while USING CONDOMS. They are free. Contact your nearest sexual health facilities.”

A total of 70,740 individuals have been diagnosed with HIV in the Philippines since 1984. Ninety-four percent are males. Sexual contact is the most common mode of HIV transmission.