The new year is a time of change. As we head into the first few days of 2022, many of us are thinking about what we want to be different this time around. Check out our blog post to learn about our options for providing you a new smile in the new year.
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic option available for patients looking to enhance their smile from dull to bright. While popular, a common assumption is that teeth whitening will automatically result in sensitive teeth. Read our blog post to learn if this is always the case.
Dentures are a common dental prosthesis that people can opt for when missing full or partial sections of their teeth. With the many options available for restorative dental care procedures, you may be wondering, are dentures right for me? Read our blog post for answers!
What’s scarier than vampires and ghosts? Cavities! Although it can be very tempting to indulge in lots of candy this Halloween, there are some candies that are best to avoid in order to keep your teeth safe and healthy. Check out our blog post where we take a look at the main ones.
Are you expecting a new baby? Congratulations! Maintaining your total-body health and oral health are crucial during your pregnancy for your personal well-being and your baby’s. Check out our blog post for what you need to know about maintaining great oral health while you’re pregnant!
Feeling self-conscious about your teeth? Cosmetic dentistry improves your smile’s appearance and boosts your self-esteem. There are also oral health benefits! Check out our blog post for some key examples.
Apart from brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, visiting your dentist every six months is necessary for maintaining good oral health. Read our blog post to find out why it’s necessary to see your dentist every six months.
If you’re looking to straighten your smile, you’re probably wondering if you should choose between clear aligners or traditional metal braces. Read our blog post for a comparison of the two teeth straightening methods.
Dentures are a transformative dental prosthesis for people missing a full or partial arch of teeth. It’s important to note that not all dentures are created equally and it’s crucial to find a type that best suits you. Read our blog post for all the details on dentures.
Some people may think that an oral infection only affects the health of their mouth, but it can affect the health of your entire body. Check out our blog post where we review the link between oral infections and other overall health issues.
MODIFIED REOPENING MAY 20!
To Our Valued Patients: We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and we are looking forward to seeing you all again soon. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to ensure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agency’s recommendations.
We are excited to fully OPEN for patient care again on May 20th. There will be several modifications to our protocol as we transition. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and team. For example:
You will be screened beforehand (via telephone) and again when you arrive for your appointment. If you have missed an appointment during the recent closure, we will be reaching out to you to reschedule. Please be patient as it may take time to address the current backlog.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
Our waiting area has been modified to eliminate unnecessary items at risk for cross-contamination, such as magazines and our beverage station. An air purifier has also been installed, as well as in every operatory.
Since appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients, you may be offered fewer options for appointments.
We plan to allow more time between appointments to reduce traffic. Please check-in from your car via phone and wait in your car until you are called, at which point you will be taken directly to your treatment room. We also ask that adults consider coming to appointments alone. For children, we ask that only one adult come with them to their appointment.
We have worked diligently to abide by all current and updated PPE (personal protective equipment) standards per the recommendations of the ADA, CDC, and OSHA. You may recognize these changes during interactions with staff.
In keeping with these recommendations, all patients and family members are asked to wear a mask/face covering to all office visits. Unfortunately, we do not have the extra PPE to supply our patients, so please bring your own.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call 919-590-5450 or visit our contact page. Thank you for your cooperation!