Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) is sharing oral health tips seniors can practice every day to help limit the spread of harmful viruses.

Don’t Share Food, Drinks or Utensils

It may seem like common sense, but sharing eating utensils, food and drinks with a friend or loved one may come with certain risks. These acts of sharing can easily transfer germs from one body to another. HDS recommends everyone has their own eating utensils, food and drinks during meals.

Don’t Share Toothbrushes, Floss, Toothpaste

Sharing a toothbrush, floss or toothpaste may also lead to health problems because every mouth may harbor hundreds of different bacteria and viruses that can be transferred from mouth to mouth. It also makes both users susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease and oral infections. Every person should have his or her own toothbrush,
floss and toothpaste at home.

Brush, Floss and Visit the Dentist!

Brush twice a day, floss daily and visit your dentist regularly! Poor oral health directly impacts your overall health. Healthy habits help you and your loved ones combat germs so you can live well and smile more.

Kahala Howser, Wellness & Events Manager
808-521-1431 | khowser@hawaiidentalservice.com