Over the last several months the entire world has undergone unprecedented changes as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) began spreading. Over the course of the pandemic the dental industry in particular was shifted to emergency only treatments to ensure that personal protective equipment (PPE) was readily available for those on the front lines, to ensure the safety of staff and patients, and a variety of other reasons. However, since the beginning of June, practices have begun reopening their doors once again for non-emergency procedures. While we’re happy to be back doing what we love, we recognize that the world is a different place and almost everyone has a heightened awareness of germs and how easily they can spread. We’re dedicating time in this blog to discuss how our office, and the dental industry in general, is well positioned to keep you safe in the weeks, months, and years to come. What Are Universal Precautions To put it simply, Universal Precautions is an approach to infection control that treats all human blood and certain human body fluids as if they were known to be infectious. Because in the dental industry we’re working in your mouth, all of our protocols already take into...
The holidays are over and if you’re like most of the world you probably indulged in a few too many sweets. It’s not really a secret that sugar isn’t good for your teeth. While you can enjoy it in moderation, continuous or prolonged exposure to sugar isn’t good for your overall health and it can cause problems in your mouth such as cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. One of the downsides of sugar is how great it tastes and the addictive nature of foods that contain high amounts of it. Eating sweet foods can make your body crave more and more of them. Because of this it can be extremely hard to stop eating them. If you’re looking for ways to help reduce your overall intake, we’ve got some helpful tips: 1. Drink A Glass of Water – Water is great for your body in all kinds of ways. It’s also said that sometimes dehydration is mistaken for cravings. Enjoying a big glass of water before diving into the candy dish might just save you. 2. Reach for Fruit Instead – While some fruits have high acidity levels too there are others that have lower levels. Fruit also has...