Why should you visit your dentist more often during the pandemic?
Your overall health is directly linked to your oral health. It’s well known that poor oral hygiene and gum disease are directly linked to diabetes. New researches prove that bacteria from gum disease travel through airways and into the lungs, which may lead to potentially life-threatening respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia. Since we also know that people with respiratory disease are at a greater, sometimes lethal, risk of getting COVID-19 – poor oral hygiene may put you at greater risk during this pandemic. It’s a must to visit your dentist regularly to reduce your risk of getting COVID-19.
You are exposed to germs, viruses and bacterias any time you leave your home. But all health care workers follow certain safety guidelines to prevent this. Your dentist and others working with them sanitize themselves and sterilize tools. Some instruments are never re-used. But your dental office may do even more to prevent the spread of COVID-19, like:
- Disinfect all tools and surfaces after each procedure
- Clean, replace, and cover tools between uses
- Wear personal protective gear at all times
- Disinfect the interior air
- Take temperature upon entry
- Isolate each room to prevent OT’s air to get into other rooms
- Keep gaps between appointments
- Ask you to fill out a questionnaire
- Ask you to limit the number of people you bring with you, such as family members
- Ask you to wait outside until your turn
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets. Meaning, the virus is airborne and will spread through the air if an infected person exhales. If another person breathes this in, they can get sick. Also, if the respiratory droplets come into contact with any surface, they may stick to that surface and anyone touching it may get infected. To prevent the spread of any disease, including COVID-19, Dr. Salim Kapadia Dental Centre has taken all the safety precautions from the above list. Moreover, Dr. Salim Kapadia Dental Centre uses Surgically Clean Air and Jaspr Air Purifiers to disinfect the air thoroughly at all times in both common areas and operating rooms, disinfect and sterilize all tools and surfaces thoroughly, wear enhanced PPE at all times, monitor staffs health upon entry. There is no record of COVID-19 spread through their dental office!
Dr. Salim Kapadia Dental Centre is open for both elective and emergency procedures during this pandemic to ensure your perfect oral health and help you stay safer during this pandemic. Dr. Salim Kapadia Dental Centre is well known for affordable dental implants, single visit root canals, wisdom teeth extraction, and tooth-colored fillings in Scarborough.