The development regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has led Governor Brian Kemp to officially call for a “shelter in place” mandate for the state of Georgia. Our office will be altering our office hours starting on Monday, March 23rd, to do our part in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. We will be available for emergency patients only; No elective treatment will be performed. Emergency patients will still need an appointment to be seen Monday – Thursday 9 am – 1 pm. We do ask if you or a family member has had the following that you reschedule your emergency appointment: fever within the last 24 hours, severe headache, vomiting, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, or traveled outside of the country within the previous 21 days. We are following the government, CDC, and ADA recommendations of social distancing, and we ask you to do the same.
While you are staying home, staying healthy, and washing your hands, Jefferson Dental Care also wants to encourage you to protect your smile with proper oral hygiene. These 3 simple steps will help protect your teeth and gums:
- Floss daily. Many people neglect to floss their teeth because they see it as a hassle. However, it is essential to understand that flossing is the most crucial part of oral hygiene. Dental floss is the only tool that can reach between the teeth to remove harmful, bacteria-laden plaque from your teeth and gums. Don’t neglect this part of your oral hygiene!
- Brush regularly. You have been told that you should brush your teeth twice a day – in the morning and before bed. However, without access to routine dental appointments, we encourage you to brush your teeth after every meal or snack. This will help keep your teeth clean and free from harmful plaque.
- Choose foods and beverages wisely. What you eat matters to your entire body, including your teeth. By limiting your consumption of sugar, sodas, and alcohol, you will limit your mouth’s exposure to sugar and high quantities of oral bacteria.
Jefferson Dental Care is here to support you through this unprecedented time. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns, and don’t forget to wash your hands!
Posted on behalf of Jefferson Dental Care