Healthy Mouth Tips

Protecting yourself and others during COVID-19 pandemic is so vitally important. There are individuals who are considered at a higher risk and if they contract the virus and the results could be devastating for them. If you or someone you know has lung or heart disease, asthma, diabetes, or is a senior, they are at a greater risk. It is important for you to speak with your doctor if you think you may be ill.

Spreading of the Virus: What Happens

While there are many vaccines out there to prevent viruses such as the flu, COVID-19 does NOT have a vaccine. This means that it is crucial that you maintain a safe distance from other people to avoid getting this virus.

The virus spreads through droplets that are emitted into the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Once these droplets are in the air, they can get on your face, mouth, or nose and then enter into your lungs when you breathe, thus causing you to become ill.

Studies that have been done recently show that there are people who can carry the virus and show no symptoms; thus, social distancing is so important to avoid becoming ill with the coronavirus.

Is There a Way to Protect Myself?

Yes. There are many things that you can do to protect yourself. First, washing your hands is number one. You want to wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You should always wash your hands after you are out in public, sneeze, or cough.

You should use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol should you not have access to soap and water at the time. When using hand sanitizer, make sure to rub it in until your hands are completely dry.

Also, you want to avoid touching your face, nose, and mouth unless your hands are clean, as you could spread the virus this way.

Things to Keep in Mind

Below, you will find some additional tips to help you stay safe and protect others at the same time:

  • When you go out in public or visit people, keep your mouth and nose covered with a mask
  • Keep your distance from other people
  • Remember, people without symptoms can still spread the virus
  • Use household disinfectants to clean and prevent the spread of illness
  • Avoid visiting individuals who are considered high risk
  • Stay away from anyone who is ill
  • Stay home and only go out when necessary
  • Clean all surfaces that have been touched
  • Throw all tissues in the garbage
  • Immediately wash your hands when you cough or sneeze


The team at Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry in La Habra, CA is here to help you and provide you with the best dental care and updated information. Our team can answer any questions that you may have. If you would like to speak with our staff, do not hesitate to call our La Habra office today!


3 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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As always I have the best experience at my dentists office!! Thank you 😊

Anthony Delos Santos

4 months ago

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Very friendly and welcoming staff during my visit, Dr. Cho addressed all my issues and concerns in a professional manner.

Claud Collins

3 months ago

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Best dentist around I have been going to this dentist for about 25 years or more they have a great staff to.thanks for being so helpful

Lindsay Weatherford

8 months ago

Thank you Dr. Cho!

Dr. Cho has been my dentist for about a year, after my family and I relocated to the area last year. Very recently I experienced tremendous tooth pain in one of my back molars. I called the office a...

Veronica Ramírez

5 months ago

Great Office!

New patient for examination and cleaning: Arrived early 11:48 am for 12:00pm appointment, had paperwork filled out by 12:01, called to the back at 12:16. Had full x- rays, photographs -in my opinion unnecessary - and a panoramic x-ray - which was a bad image as the bottom half of the image was obstructed by the lead apron. The dentist exam included deep poking of gums to check for gum pockets, heavy hands noted toward the back teeth which resulted in bleeding - I brush and floss regularly and never bleed from flossing, however, dentist recommendation was “gum treatment, ” which is essentially a deep cleaning under local anesthesia in all 4 quadrants, this is not fully covered by the insurance, I was quoted $600 out of pocket. I declined stating “I will not pay that.” The regular cleaning was not performed as I declined the deep cleaning, no other option. Just felt like the deep cleaning should be reserved for people with symptomatic gum disease, including symptoms such as bleeding or red gums - both of which I do not experience. I’m definitely getting a second opinion and recommend always getting a second opinion if a dentist readily “recommends” a “gum treatment” on the very first visit, which may be unnecessary and lead to unwarranted invasive treatment with possible complications.

Alejandra Barquero

3 months ago

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I visited Dr.Cho’s office after reading amazing yelp reviews. I was extremely hesitant to make an appointment at first due to my bad history with other dentists but now I am so glad I did. The front...

John H.

7 days ago

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Great personal care

Dr. Kenneth Cho is a dentist that we trust. My family and I have been going to his office for 20+ years. He was the first dentist for both of my children (now collage age), and they still go to him. He can take care of every need for oral health including braces. No need to go from place to place, and everyone in the office is friendly and helpful.