Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hand Sanitizer vs. Soap

Use Hand Sanitizer When You Can’t Use Soap and Water

Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. You can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol by looking at the product label.
  • Sanitizers do not get rid of all types of germs.
  • Hand sanitizers may not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.
  • Hand sanitizers might not remove harmful chemicals from hands like pesticides and heavy metals.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

CDC Handwashing Tips

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Washing Your Hands Properly

Here is a good example of what proper handwashing should look like. When possible, use your forearm or elbow to pump out the soap if you are in high traffic bathroom. This is a great reminder that hand washing is a process. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Gums and Teeth are Meant to be Together!

Your teeth and gums want to be best friends. When they are both happy they literally protect the rest of your body systems from bacterial invasion. We cannot stress enough how important it is to establish and maintain a consistent oral health care system.

Visiting us twice a year for your semi-annual cleanings and exams can make a huge difference. If you want to keep your teeth throughout your life, give them a few minutes of attention every single day. Consider it an investment in your future.