Today we are hearing so much about viral emergencies especially considering that the recent coronavirus outbreak has received a lot of media attention. It is important to note that there have been many viral emergencies in the past and they always do subside. That said there will likely be more in the future, so it is important to keep a level head through this particular breakout. One key consideration when it comes to any type of disruption in normal day-to-day living is that of dental care. Dental health is a vital and key element of overall health and wellness. It should never be overlooked even during times of viral outbreak.
Sterilization and Cleanliness
One of the best ways to ensure that your dental health remains at its best is to consult with your dentist’s office to find out when an appointment can be arranged. Today’s modern dental offices maintain the highest levels of sterilization and cleanliness. As a matter of fact, a dental office is where patient would typically be far less likely to contract a virus such as the common cold. While there may be some disruption to many people’s daily routines because of the current coronavirus outbreak, the good news is that many dental care providers are still accepting appointments for everything from general checkups to more comprehensive dental work.
In addition, dental patients of all ages can do their part in maintaining the best in oral health by adhering to a regular home dental care program. Rather than becoming over absorbed with the current media frenzy about the latest flu outbreak it is far better to focus on dental health as well as overall health in general. From eating a better diet to exercise and getting fresh air and sunshine, these are all things that reduce stress on the body and improve health. Do consider focusing on health in times of undue stress. This is a smart approach that will help general health as well as oral and dental wellness.
Safe Social Interaction
Once again, if it has been a long time since you have visited your dental care provider now is the best time. With less traffic and less people driving, getting to your dental care provider can be fast and efficient. Best of all, maintaining good social distancing practices is still possible even when visiting your dental care professional. All that is required is a little bit of pre-planning and following the guidelines for safe social interaction as described by local, state and federal agencies. The bottom line is to never overlook your oral and overall physical health even in times of viral emergencies. Contact your Elk Grove dentist, Dr. My Huynh at Laguna Park Dentistry today for more information about Coronavirus emergencies and dental health care.