2020 has shown us an unprecedented look at how business can change when an unforeseen and unexpected challenge can happen. We follow the news and world events as they happen and prepare our office and staff for any announced issues.
As Atlanta dental specialists, we are well prepared to attend to our patients with a safe and hygienic lobby, office space and dental treatment areas. Our cleaning regimen is very thorough on a regular day, but when challenges come like the coronavirus the intensity is even greater. We clean our work space as if we would be the patient ourselves. Essentially, we prepare to treat you the way we would like to be treated.
Since coronavirus started here, we have been watching and following the advice from our government, regulatory authorities and dental associations that we are active with. Our intent has always been to serve our patients and the general public as needed with a complete watch on safety protocols. As recommendations came to limit care to emergency visits only, we moved to follow this recommendation at our Atlanta dental office.
With coronavirus numbers continuing to be tallied up, we continue to watch for practical recommendations from our leaders and others in our industry. Our Atlanta dental practice remains reachable through messaging and phone calls, but in-person patient care is again limited to emergencies only. We care about our staff and our patients and want to limit any unnecessary movements.
While you are at home more than usual, please make sure you are continuing to practice good dental hygiene. Proper teeth brushing includes brushing twice a day with a soft bristled brush, replacing your toothbrush every three or four months and using a fluoride toothpaste.
Additionally, floss your teeth! This is where so many people fall down. To floss correctly, break off about 24 inches of dental floss. Wind around your fingers and use a couple of inches for your teeth. Hold tight and glide the floss between two teeth rubbing against both sides of each tooth. When you get to the gums, curve the floss around the base to enter the space between the gums and tooth. Be careful not to inflame your gums! Now repeat from tooth to tooth.
One more recommendation for when an unexpected challenge occurs…take a deep breath and don’t make a hasty decision. Remember, we’ve all had challenges before and overcome them one way or another. Follow the instructions suggested by our leaders and keep a positive outlook on things. We will get through this challenge and learn from it.
Your Atlanta dental office is here for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.