for emergency and non-emergency dental care as of May 29. See our Safety Protocols
Tips for good oral health when you aren’t able to visit the dentist
Access to dental care is being restricted to help protect our health and well-being
Dentists Giving Emergency Care
The American Dental Association (ADA) has recommended that dentists should postpone all elective procedures until at least April 30th and concentrate on emergency cases. This will help prevent the spread of corona virus and to relieve the burden on emergency departments. As of May 29 we are open for non-emergency dental care.
Your options for getting the care you need
Although elective procedures have been postponed, maintaining your oral health at home during this time is critical. Do everything you can to keep your mouth healthy until you can once again receive routine dental care. If you have an emergency, contact our office for advice on the next steps.
Dental Health at Home
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Use a toothbrush with soft, nylon bristles
- Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
- Use dental floss daily
- Try “floss sticks” to clean between teeth if flossing is difficult
- Minimize consumption of sugary and starchy foods
- Look for foods with Vitamin D and calcium to maintain healthy gums
If You Need Emergency Care
Contact our office and follow directions for emergency care, such as severe pain, significant bleeding or swelling.
Avoid hospital emergency rooms, unless advised by your dentist.
If you can’t get to the dentist
- Ask us about the opportunity for telehealth visits. Your insurance may pay for these consultations during this time of crisis.