Keep Eating a Balanced Diet
The shutdown has also thrown all our diets into confusion. Between shortages at the grocery store and reduced access to restaurants and specialty grocers, we are all eating a little bit differently during the shutdown than we did before. We might be leaning more on convenience food because kids at home are taking more of our time. Some of us may even be eating out more than we used to in an attempt to support local restaurants who are hard-hit by the current orders.
You might be justifying a diet that’s a little unhealthy because it’s a short-term situation, but remember that your diet doesn’t just feed you, it feeds your oral microbiome. Feeding it with a healthy balance of nutrients favors healthy oral microorganisms. An excess of sugary or acidic foods and drinks can favor microorganisms that attack your teeth and gums.
Be aware of what’s in your foods, and try to make healthy choices to the extent that it’s possible.