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.
Periodontitis — It’s a big fancy word for a very common problem: gum disease. Read our blog post for the basics of what you need to know about the disease, including how it progresses, what its symptoms are, and what you should do if you have it.
Good at-home oral hygiene can reduce or eliminate your risk for developing many common dental issues. Read our blog post where we address one of our most frequently asked questions: between electric and regular toothbrushes, which is better?
We know that the cost of dental care can be a real headache for some of our patients, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Affordable dental care is within reach. Read our blog post to learn how to make the most of your dental insurance benefits.
Early childhood dentist visits are hugely important not just for your kid’s oral health now but also for their future dental health habits. Read our blog post for a closer look at the importance of early childhood dental care!
When you have a bundle of joy, you more than likely want to try to do everything you possibly can for him or her. You’re probably on top of pediatrician’s appointments but not quite sure when you should bring your child in for his or her first dentist visit. Read our blog post for answers.
Tooth pain is not normal. Often, tooth pain is an indication of a more serious problem. Read our blog post to learn about the most common causes of tooth pain and contact us for a solution if you experience tooth pain.
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!