As most of you already know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has affected people and businesses on a global scale. We are trying to take every precaution we can to prevent the spread of this illness. Our goal is to keep you updated on Davis Family Dental’s response to COVID-19 and how you can practice good oral health care throughout this crisis.
DAVIS FAMILY DENTAL’S COVID-19 RESPONSE
There is no higher priority to our entire team than the Safety of our Patients and Employees. We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Dental Associations (ADA) recommendations regarding the COVID-19. As a result, all routine dental cleanings and non-essential treatments have been suspended until 3/30/2020.
We want to reassure you that we have always followed the guidelines of the CDC and also the ADA for disinfecting and sterilization. If there are any changes to the current guidelines, we will adopt those into our protocol.
At this time, per the ADA recommendations, we are seeing patients with emergency needs only. Any elective treatment, including hygiene appointments, cosmetic work, small cavities, etc., will be delayed until the ADA recommends we can resume normal business procedures. We will be answering phones to take care of emergencies so please do not hesitate to call. If you have an appointment now that we have to cancel then we will contact you personally to reschedule once we return. We will create expanded hours to accommodate the need, if necessary.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We encourage our patients to maintain a healthy diet, good oral hygiene, and to practice mindfulness during these stressful times. Stress can negatively affect your oral health. Remember to continue brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Additionally, limit your intake of sugary or sticky foods to prevent plaque buildup. We would also like patients to practice mindfulness, and to stretch and wiggle their jaw around throughout the day to prevent tooth damage from grinding your teeth together under high stress.
YOUR TRUSTED DENTIST IN BEDFORD, TX
Davis Family Dental Care will continue to be here for you when you need us the most. Our emergency dental care services are here for you even during this crisis. If you experience a dental emergency such as a knocked-out tooth or sudden toothache, do not hesitate to contact our office at 817.354.9999. Once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, we look forward to seeing all of our patients again and helping them maintain and restore their oral health.