Coronavirus and Oral Health By Brigitte White, DMD
Updated: Apr 9, 2020
As the number of cases continue to rise, concerns are growing over Coronavirus and the public has been instructed to follow health and safety guidelines to minimize risk and exposure. Hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and warm water or using an alcohol based hand sanitizer, coughing into your elbow or sleeve, getting adequate sleep, and avoiding large public spaces is recommended. Regarding your oral health, good hygiene measures include toothbrushing for 2 minutes, flossing, and rinsing at a frequency of three times a day. Additionally, be mindful of the fact that bacteria colonize on toothbrushes and counters. So clean surfaces frequently and stay up to date with information from your local and state officials.
About Brigitte White, DMD,
V&P Magazine Guest Contributor
Dr. Brigitte White is a passionate healthcare provider committed to helping patients achieve their smile goals. As a restorative dentist, she offers solutions for family members of all ages from newborn oral care regimens to treatments for aging patients looking for comprehensive smile rehabilitation.
Her years of experience in entertainment and intellectual property add to her high regard for dental esthetic value as well as product safety and efficacy in the oral care market. In addition to her role in the clinic, Dr. White is a published author and blogger. Through her writing, she shares inspirational smile tips for all parts of life as a wife, mother, and doctor of dental medicine.
A native of Philadelphia, Dr. White received her dental degree from the University of
Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine after completing her undergraduate education at Princeton University, where she majored in public policy and international affairs.
Dr. White has been in practice for over twelve years and has experience in private practice, public health, and also worked as a provider for the U.S. Army in Germany. She currently provides care at her solo practice BrightWhites Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Northern, Virginia.
Always a student of science discovery, Dr. White published research on Olfaction and Gustatory Function in the Annals of Neurology and she speaks both English and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family and writing. She is the author of the young adult fiction novel All-American as well as a collection of Oral Care Children’s Books, which are available on Amazon.