Now More Than Ever... Sterilization has always been one of the top priorities in our practice. However, now more than ever, it's at the forefront of everyone's minds, and the importance could not be more apparent. With the ongoing threat over coronavirus (aka COVID-19), terms like disease transmission, airborne particles, contact tracing, and PPE (personal protective equipment) have all become part of the public consciousness. So it's clear that maintaining a clean treatment environment is more than just keeping up appearances; it is about [...]
Visitors to our practice have probably noticed the efforts we put into making the office open and comfortable. Well, it's not just cosmetic. We're doing something about protecting your health. We consulted with experts in the field of asepsis—sterilization. Our aim was to find the best that technology has to offer to keep the practice safe for our patients. And we did. Today we meet—and exceed—the infection control standards of the American Dental Association and Center for Disease Control. Often these rigid protocols are [...]
You can overdo anything. Even brushing your teeth. Take a stiff-bristled brush. Scrub back and forth compulsively for five minutes, as though you were trying to get tar off the sidewalk. It’s possible you’ll end up with “toothbrush abrasion.” According to the ADA (American Dental Association), the condition is associated with factors beyond brushing: a mouth used to lots of acidic foods, citrus fruit drinks, carbonated beverages. We recommend gentle brushing, plus a toothbrush with soft, polished bristles.