Our current way of life has changed drastically in recent weeks. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought vast change not only to Rolla, Missouri and America but to the whole world. While a lot of this is out of our control, we can still choose to take care of our health. At Moorkamp and Arthur Family Dentistry the purpose of why we choose to practice dentistry is to promote health. One of the surprising parts about all the information surrounding the coronavirus is how little the importance of our body’s health and immune system is being talked about.
It is our hope that by sharing what we have been reading and learning from trusted scientific minds we can provide a resource to our patients and community to keep our bodies and immune systems healthy.
• Do something active 30 minutes each day
• Decrease stress- in stressful times our bodies immune response is decreased
• Eat a well-balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables
• 7-9 hours of high-quality sleep
• High quality in home oral hygiene to decrease inflammation in your body
• Taking a multivitamin designed for your age and gender
• Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds after contact with an unclean surface
• Drink plenty of water (A minimum of ½ your body weight in ounces. 8 ounces = 1 cup)
There are many other things that go into living a healthy life, but these are some easy quick recommendations during this time. As one of the most famous nutritionists in the 20th century Adelle Davis said, “As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.” As we continue to navigate through this difficult time remember that every day we are faced with many choices that direct us to living healthier lives or not. It is even more important with the threat of the coronavirus to make healthy choices, so your body will be ready to fight, should it ever come in contact with the virus.
At Moorkamp and Arthur Family Dentistry we are committed to the health and safety of our patients and community. We are at the office during our normal business hours should anyone experience a dental emergency. We are using this slower period to review and improve our infection control procedures and upgrade our environment to be poised to be ready to resume safe regular care when it is prudent. Should you have any questions or concerns we would be happy to assist you by calling 573-364-1345.
Please stay well and we look forward to seeing you soon!