August 10, 2020
Since there is no cure or vaccine for COVID-19, it’s important to limit any potential exposure to it. Health experts recommend only leaving your house for essential trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, bank, doctor’s office, and… your dentist’s practice? Although your biannual dental checkups may seem simple and easy to postpone, they can play an important role in keeping you healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are three important reasons it’s more important than ever to not delay your regular checkups and what your Horseshoe Bay dentist is doing to keep you safe during your appointment.
1.) Stop Oral Health Issues from Developing in Quarantine
The stress, boredom, and drastic changes to your everyday life that came with spending months at home during the COVID-19 quarantine dramatically increase your risk of a variety of oral health problems. Even if your teeth look and feel fine, you may have the earliest stages of tooth decay, enamel damage, or gum disease. Visiting your dentist allows them to spot and stop these conditions before they become much larger issues.
2.) Prevent Dental Emergencies & Avoid the ER During COVID-19
Where would you go if you suddenly broke or knocked out a tooth? Thankfully, most dentists are still treating dental emergencies so you won’t have to visit your busy local ER where you could potentially get sick. However, regular checkups help prevent many dental emergencies from happening in the first place to save you time, money, and discomfort.
3.) A Healthy Smile Promotes a Strong Immune System
When you skip your dental checkups, you run the chance of leaving cavities, gum disease, and other oral health concerns untreated. As these problems advance and worsen, the body will naturally trigger an immune response. The more energy your immune system spends on combating these preventable problems, the less prepared it will be to fight off COVID-19 and its potential complications.
Your Horseshoe Bay Dentist’s Commitment to Safety
To ensure you are a safe as possible when you visit them for the dental care you need, your Horseshoe Bay dentist has implemented a wide range of new COVID-19 dental safety protocols, including:
- Advanced COVID-19 training and daily temperature checks for all team members to ensure they’re prepared and able to provide safe dental care.
- Thorough disinfecting between every appointment and deep cleanings of the practice every night for an impeccably clean office.
- Extra precautions to stop the spread of germs, like hospital-grade hand sanitizing stations, UV sanitation smartphone box, and HEPA air filters.
- Steps to make social distancing a reality, including one-way traffic areas, sequenced patient scheduling, and virtual waiting rooms.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted many of our everyday priorities, but it hasn’t changed the importance of your routine dental checkups. If you need to visit your dentist for care in these unusual times, you can rest assured that they are taking every precaution to safeguard your wellbeing.
About the Practice
At Horseshoe Bay Dental, nothing is more important than the health of our patients, staff, and community. Typically, we like to demonstrate this commitment with honest, comfortable, and high-quality dental care for smiles of all ages. In these unusual times, we continue to put your best interests first by utilizing more than 23 new infection control protocols. We aim to keep you safe and at-ease while providing the dental care you need after months of quarantine. To learn more about our Commitment to Safety or what to expect at your next appointment, please contact us via our website or at (830) 598-5474.
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