Covid-19 and Dental Care
As the world changes its behavior in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is essential that we remember our overall health --- and that includes our oral health!
1) Stay at home and follow the rules! It is essential that this virus is contained and that its spread is limited! We all need to do our part and need listen to healthcare and government officials. Avoid large crowds, maintain social distance and adhere to proper hygiene (wash hands frequently and DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE).
2) At the moment, all elective dental care is prohibited in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. That means no routine check-ups, cleanings, etc... This means we all need to do our best at continuing and IMPROVING our dental home care. Brush three times a day and please floss before bed!!!
The rate of dental cavities and dental emergencies will inevitably increase due to:
a) The lack of routine dental care
b) An increase in consumption of processed foods (packed with sugar).
That's all the more reason to keep brushing three times a day and floss!
3) Shops might be out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, but there's no shortage of toothpaste, floss and toothbrushes!
4) Take advantage of all this extra time with kids. Review brushing and flossing with the little ones! This is an excellent time to reinforce proper brushing and flossing. If you need help, youtube is packed with videos to help your kids floss and brush!
In closing, stay healthy, calm and remember to brush your teeth!
And remember if you do find yourself with a dental emergency, dentists are open to treat emergencies even through the pandemic.
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY DENTAL TREATMENT, CALL DAY AND NIGHT DENTAL NOW AT
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Dr Ross Norian
Dr. Ross Norian is the lead dentist at Day and Night Dental. He prides himself in providing the best care possible. Beyond clinical excellence, Dr. Norian prides himself in educating his patients about their oral health.