According to a survey conducted by the American Dental Association, one in three people skipped dental checkups during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Smile Country Dental, we understand that the pandemic has made even simple things like visiting the dentist for a cleaning all the more difficult. Each of us has made hard decisions to keep our families and loved ones safe in this difficult time, and we urge our patients to continue doing what is best for their families to flatten the curve and help our community heal.
However, as dentists and healthcare professionals, we want to ensure that our patients take care of their teeth in and out of the office. It may seem like no big deal to skip the dentist a time or two, but the results can, unfortunately, be disastrous.
Cavities develop slowly over time, and by the time you notice a problem at home, the problem may have become far more advanced. With our ability to detect and treat issues sooner, we can save you the time, money and discomfort that comes from allowing these small issues to become far more severe. This is why it is strongly recommended that you come in for regular, biannual visits to the dentist for a cleaning and checkup.
If at all possible, we urge you to bring yourself and your family in for scheduled dental checkups and cleanings. It is the only way to be sure that your smile is as healthy as it can be! We know that health and safety are important, which is why our office has installed the following sanitization, sterilization and company policy procedures in accordance with state and federal guidelines:
● All surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between patients
● Masks are required for all staff, patients and accompanying family members
● Infection control standards have been increased
● Preemptive screenings and temperature checks are performed on arrival
● Social distancing is maintained
At Smile Country Dental, keeping you (and your teeth!) safe, happy and healthy is our first and foremost concern. We are continuing to stay abreast of the latest recommendations from health officials. We are doing our best to help you and your family maintain your dental health in this difficult time.
If you’ve skipped dental checkups or it’s time to schedule your next dental checkup, call our Napa office at (707) 603-4955 or call our Santa Rosa office at (707) 578-3118 or visit our website to request an appointment! Thank you for being a part of the Smile Country Dental family, and we look forward to seeing you soon!