Our team cares about our Newhall, CA, community, which means we’re limiting our treatment options and office hours to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. In addition to only providing emergency care on a case-by-case basis, our team also follows strict cleaning and safety protocols. Find out how we’re keeping our patients safe in today’s blog.
Our Safety and Cleaning Protocols
We take steps several times a day, and in between each patient visit, to clean and disinfect surfaces around our office, including door handles, the waiting room, reception desk, chairs, bathrooms, and tools. We also schedule appointments to ensure only one patient is in the waiting room at a time, which helps prevent the spread of the illness and protect the health and safety of our patients. If you have any questions or concerns about these protocols, the please contact our team to discuss them!
Emergency Care Only
A dental emergency involves any damage to your teeth or gums, or any severe discomfort, such as a toothache or tooth sensitivity. The damage could leads to cavities and infection, and pain in your tooth could mean the presence of tooth decay or an infected or abscessed tooth. If you experience thee symptoms, or if your tooth is cracked or chipped, then we suggest contacting our team to schedule a visit. We can often address the issues in a single visit, using a filling or dental bonding. Our team could also create and place a dental crown, which helps strengthen the smile and protects it from further damage or poor oral health.
What can You Be Doing at Home?
You also need to care for your smiles from home until you can see us for a checkup and cleaning again. Our team suggests brushing your teeth when you wake up and once more before bed, for about two minutes each session, make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride, too, as this strengthens the outer layers of enamel. You need to floss as well, cleaning between your teeth to remove the food particles a toothbrush alone cannot reach and remove. Be sure to enjoy a healthier diet as well, with fewer sugary foods and drinks, and more fruits, vegetables, cheeses, nuts, or even low-fat yogurt or sugary-free gum. If you have any questions about protecting your smile’s health, or if you think you may have a dental emergency that need treatment, then please contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Keeping Smiles Healthy?
Our team is ready to answer your questions about homecare or address your emergency dental issues. To learn more about caring for your smile or about our approach to repairing and restoring smiles, please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.