During COVID-19, there have been delays in dental care for many families. Children whose dental problems might have been easily taken care of in an office may have had to wait to see a dentist. Since teeth don't get better on their own, those problems could get worse and need more treatment.
Why Is Good Oral Health Important?
Cavities, also known as tooth decay, are the most common disease in children and adults. It is preventable, but once tooth decay begins, it will get worse over time. Dentists were not able to see patients at the beginning of the pandemic except for emergencies. As we began to re-open our office, we encourage you to make regular dental visits to keep you and your family's dental health on track. Call (916) 967-0358 to schedule an appointment today.
Prevent Dental Problems at Home
Practicing good dental habits at home is a great way to protect you and your family's teeth during the pandemic and every day.
- Brush teeth regularly. Brush your teeth two times a day for two minutes each time. Try to use toothpaste with fluoride.
- Offer health drinks. Offer your family milk with meals and fluoridated water in between. Try to avoid drinking juice and sodas. Avoid giving your child sippy cups.
- Avoid sugary foods and junk food. Patients who frequently eat sugary foods and junk foods that stick in the teeth (like chips and cookies) have a greater risk of cavities.
- Dental checkups. As we are reopening our dental office, we want to make sure patients and our dental team stay safe. Call our office to learn about our new procedures for seeing patients when scheduling an appointment.
Sudha (Billing Coordinator), Shilpa (Dental Assistant), Dr Selvanathan, Carolyn (Hygienist), Amber (Dental Assistant)