Coronavirus Updates for Your Dental Patients
With the rise of coronavirus, and the increasing recommendation of social distancing, dentists will need to begin relying heavily on social media for patient communication.
Below are several ideas that you can use to keep your patients in the know.
Offices Open to Emergencies Only
In our strongest attempt to help stop the spread of COVID-19, our office will be limiting appointments to emergency care only until further notice. This decision was made hand-in-hand with the American Dental Association’s recommendation to postpone non-essential dental care for the next several weeks.
If you have an upcoming scheduled appointment with us, we will be in contact with you to reschedule in the near future. We will be sure to maintain communication with you on when we will be reopening business as usual for our patients.
If your upcoming scheduled appointment is for an urgent procedure (such as a filling or root canal), your appointment will remain as scheduled.
Our phone lines will remain open should you have any questions or concerns.
If you are experiencing pain or have any dental emergency, please call our office at 000.000.0000.
We care about each of our patients, and hope that you and your family are staying healthy and safe during this time.
Our office is committed to continuing to operate for patients with emergency and essential needs only during this time. If you have an emergency, please contact the office and we will make the appropriate arrangements to see you
Office fully closed
We would like to inform our patients that our office will be closed in an attempt to aid with the spread of COVID-19. Even though our office is currently closed, we are still here if you need us. If you have a dental emergency or other questions, please call us at 000.000.0000 and we will respond as quickly as possible.
All dental offices
With social distancing in full effect, due to the spread of COVID-19, it is crucial to practice good oral hygiene and prevent cavities. Be sure to remind your family about brushing and flossing twice a day, as well as using an antibacterial mouthwash.
Now is a more important time than ever to practice cleanliness and hygiene. Want to disinfect your toothbrush? Try soaking it in an antibacterial mouthwash for 30 seconds. For a natural alternative, mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda in a cup of water and place the toothbrush for 30 seconds.
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
-Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
-Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
-Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.
Blog Post Topic Ideas: Coronavirus Information for Your Dental Patients
- What is considered “emergency dental care” during COVID-19?
- How our dental office is staying safe during the rise of COVID-19.
- Ways to practice good dental hygiene.
- What we know about COVID-19, and ways you can stay healthy from spreading it.
- At home dental check ideas to be sure you’re staying on top of dental hygiene