Dentistry and COVID-19

As 5 months have gone by since we reopened our office, we
wanted to update our patients on the safety related to COVID
and the importance of going to the dentist for your overall
health. To date, there have been no known cases of Covid-19
contracted from dental offices in the United States, according
to the ADA (American Dental Association). We, at Dentistry in
Paradise, have been fastidious in our caution in use of
proper PPE and the highest level of infection control, keeping
our team and patients safe during this pandemic. We have
continued use of HEPA filters in all of our treatment rooms,
checking temperatures and exposure histories during patient
arrival and using high-speed suction devices during aerosol
generating procedures.
We also wanted to review the importance of continued oral
care in relation to your health and immune system. In a recent
article in the Journal of Periodontology, July 2020 edition, it
notes the importance of maintaining your regular
prophylactic appointments (dental cleanings) in this Covid-19
pandemic as it is pertinent for the strength of your immune
system. The oral cavity houses the highest amount of bacteria
in the entire body and routine dental cleanings reduce the oral
biofilm (plaque, calculus and bacteria), disrupting and
removing it from your mouth. This causes a reduction in
inflammation and allows your immune system to focus on
fighting off other ailments or possible exposure to Covid-19.
While we navigate through this pandemic together, we look
forward to seeing you and helping you to obtain the highest
level of oral health and overall health that is possible.

Author
Kevin Miller DDS Dentist located in Goleta and Santa Barbara, CA

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