As COVID-19, the pandemic continues, it is understandable that you might be hesitant to visit health care providers during this time. If you don’t have a dental or medical emergency, is it safer to stay home?
Research shows that oral health is linked to your overall health – to your entire body! Preventing problems in your mouth and with your smile can prevent other health issues and can help to support your general health. Your dentist and dental team are essential care providers!
Most dental problems do not present symptoms, and yet tooth decay ( cavities) and gum disease are the two most common oral health concerns and can both lead to loss of teeth. The dentist and dental hygienist are trained to detect and identify the initial signs of an issue, and if your skip your regular dental appointment, you may not be aware of a dental problem with your teeth or gums. Often by the time you have tooth sensitivity or pain , the dental treatment necessary is more extensive. Delaying dental care can be costly: preventive dental care is the best way to avoid dental issues that can affect your mouth and overall health.
Bacteria involved in gum disease can be found in arterial plaque, which indicates that oral bacteria may affect inflammation throughout the rest of the body. Gum disease is active infection, and it can affect your immune system, affect diabetes and has even been connected to heart disease and stroke.
At Maple Mews Dental we have always followed all guidelines and protocols for the health and safety of our patients and these have been enhanced during these challenging times. Our team wears PPE including gowns, masks and faceshields, we have barriers and social distancing in place, closed rooms, air filtration symptoms throughout the office and screening protocols for patients and team members.
Our team at Maple Mews Dental will continue to follow strict safety protocols, ones that patients tell us every day have made them feel safe during their dental visit! Don’t delay any longer …we encourage you to visit the dentist and continue your preventative care! Appointments can be scheduled by email, text or phone.. we look forward to hearing from you!
Keep Healthy & Safe
Maple Mews Dental Team
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1235 Fairview St