The health and well being of our patients has always been our top priority at Dental Design. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now even more important to place a high value on your dental health. Excellent home care is vital but as offices begin to reopen it is necessary to resume preventive dental hygiene care.
Staying Healthy At Home
Proper home care is key when it comes to reducing plaque and bacteria in the mouth. If plaque and bacteria are kept at a minimum, your body’s ability to fight disease and infection increases. Some top tips for cleaning your teeth at home include:
- Brushing at least twice a day with an electric toothbrush.
- Cleaning between your teeth once a day with string floss, interdental picks, or a Waterpik.
- Rinsing twice a day with mouthwash.
Resume Safe Routine Visits
While keeping your teeth clean at home is helpful, resuming dental care in the office is equally important. We are following all American Dental Association (ADA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines when it comes to providing the safest environment for you. Rest assured, it is safe to come into the office for your preventative hygiene appointments.
Keep Inflammation Low
Removing tartar and plaque at your dental hygiene visit will reduce inflammation in the gum tissues. When inflammation is kept low, your body is able to effectively fight off harmful viruses, like Coronavirus. However, if there is a buildup of tartar and plaque it can have the reverse effect, your ability to fight off harmful viruses.
Don’t Skip on X-rays
At your dental hygiene visit, x-rays are usually taken to determine if there is any decay between your teeth or infection around the root tips. When these problems are caught early, via detection with an x-ray, the prognosis for success is high. Detecting decay in its early stages will cost you less time and less money in the future; so do not put off your exam and cleaning.
We’re Looking Forward to Seeing You in the Office
We are confident in the care we provide to our patients. We look forward to seeing you soon in person. Remember, your oral health holds the key to your overall health. Call us today to schedule your preventative hygiene reservation.