The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is affecting everyone and every business around the world right now. Our patients are under unusually high amounts of stress due to this virus. As your trusted dentist in Lexington, KY, we want to provide you with essential information on maintaining your dental health during the COVID-19 crisis.
Brush and Floss As Usual
Even though you may be social distancing right now, it’s still important to brush and floss your teeth as usual. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day goes a long way in reducing your chances of costly dental concerns. We do not want to see our patients suffering from the consequences of neglecting their oral health after this crisis subsides. Because we have discontinued preventive visits, including teeth cleaning and checkups, we need patients to do their part in continuing to care for their teeth. When this crisis subsides, make sure to reschedule your teeth cleaning so we can ensure the health of your smile.
Avoid Sugary Snacks
Sugary snacks are tempting now that most of us find ourselves staying at home. Unfortunately, many of these comfort foods and beverages contain staining agents and leave behind residues on our teeth. Moderation is key during this crisis. Substances like sodas, hard-candies, citrus fruits, coffees, and teas are all known to be tough on your teeth. Try to avoid them as much as possible, and if you do indulge in them, follow up by brushing and flossing thoroughly. When the sticky residue is left behind on your teeth, it quickly hardens into plaque and tartar which need to be professionally cleaned off by a dentist. That’s why it’s so important that you have a well-balanced diet during this time while we are unable to provide you with preventative care ourselves.
Don’t Panic, Accidents Happen
Dental emergencies happen during all days and hours, even while we are in crisis. Our team is available for urgent dental matters that cannot wait and other essential treatment needed that will prevent you from pain and infection in the near term. If you find yourself needing dental care during this crisis, please contact Dr. Freano at 859.296.9711. We are here to help you when you need us the most.
We want you to know that you are safe to receive your needed care here as always. Our team has always practiced the highest levels of sanitation and sterilization before, during, and after dental appointments. Additionally, our office building has intensified the cleaning of the public areas of our building. Additional services have been added for the cleaning of doors, door handles, railings and elevator areas with disinfecting wipes. We are doing everything we can to provide you with a safe and disease-free environment to receive your dental care.
Our entire team wishes you continued health and safety during this difficult time. We look forward to seeing all of our patients again soon!