During quarantine, dentists continued to treat emergency situations for patients but not one case of COVID-19 was traced back to a dental appointment. Unfortunately, many patients still avoid the dentist. Enter the #DentalSAFETY Movement!
This movement is a joint effort between dental offices all over the country to assure patients they can safely attend appointments for check-ups, teeth cleanings, and other dental services. In the wake of COVID-19, dentists and their teams want you to know that they are going the extra mile to protect you.
Why It’s Important to Keep That Dental Visit
While it is true that COVID-19 spreads via bodily fluids, like saliva, dental offices are taking steps to protect you, and their teams, from exposure. It’s actually more dangerous to you to put off your dental check-up!
There is a known link between poor oral health and other health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Further, COVID-19 is more dangerous for people with pre-existing conditions, like diabetes and heart disease.
Aside from putting yourself at greater risk, neglecting your teeth and gums could lead to bigger problems. Remember, regular check-ups allow your dental team to identify any issues before they advance to emergency situations.
What Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics is Doing
The team at Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics joined the #DentalSAFETY movement. We are all in this together, and we’re here for you now. We are taking extra precautions to keep our patients and our team safe.
Your appointment may look a little different, but you can expect the same, quality care with peace of mind.
If you need a check-up or dental services, the team at Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics is here to help. We have procedures in place to protect you and our team. The best thing that you can do to keep a healthy, happy smile is to schedule a check-up and professional teeth cleaning. Find the Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics clinic nearest you and make an appointment online.