In these uncertain times, the last thing you want to worry about is your teeth. In compliance with the recommendations of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Villanova Dental Studio has elected to limit our services to dental emergencies only. For many patients, this has meant canceling planned routine checkups and professional cleanings. While professional dental care is key to longterm dental health, there is no reason to despair. With diligent home hygiene, we can all come through this crisis with strong, healthy teeth to last a lifetime.
Caring for Your Teeth at Home
Are your practicing self-quarantine or social isolation? Use some of this new extra time at home to lavish some extra care on your teeth. Every dental health routine should include regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush, flossing, and mouthwash. Take this opportunity to brush after every meal, not just twice a day. Floss every evening and use mouthwash to keep decay at bay. Keep an eye on your diet, as well – we know it can be tempting to snack on unhealthy foods when you’re stuck at home. However, sugar is the enemy of healthy teeth, so limit your sugar intake whenever possible. With a little extra attention to your teeth, there is no need to worry about undue damage between dental checkups.
Schedule an Emergency Appointment
If you are experiencing undue pain or swelling, or if you suffer facial trauma or other unusual damage to your teeth, we are still available for emergency appointments. If you have a complaint that can’t wait, feel free to call us for advice on dealing with the problem, or the potential for an emergency appointment. To help our emergency patients feel safe, we are limiting physical contact and enacting stricter-than-ever office hygiene and sanitation policies.
When the storm has passed, make sure to reschedule your canceled checkup appointment. If you have questions about your dental care or if you suffer a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville, ON on our website or at (613) 836-9084.