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How Your Dentist Is Practicing Social Distancing

June 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 4:59 pm

red sticker on floor that reads, “stay safe and keep your distance”

You have family members who are high risk for COVID-19, so you’ve been doing your part to keep them safe by social distancing and staying home as much as possible. One day your Lehigh Valley dentist gives you a call, letting you know that it’s time for your biannual checkup. The idea of going out for a dental appointment fills you with worry. Is it safe? Is your dentist following social distancing protocol? Rest assured that dentists all over the country are keeping their offices as safe and clean as possible. Keep reading to learn some of the social distancing practices your dentist has in place.

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3 Reasons Dentists Are Wearing Face Shields

June 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 9:45 pm

Dentist in Lehigh Valley wearing a face shieldWhether you turn on the news, open your social media app, or check your email, there is one thing that seems to be on everyone’s mind: COVID-19. Although social distancing, face masks, and extensive handwashing have played a crucial part in flattening the curve, the fight against the spread of the virus is far from over. As state economies reopen, dental visits can seem particularly risky because of the close proximity and contact with others. Here are three reasons your dentist in Lehigh Valley is wearing a face shield at your appointment.

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A Glimpse at Your Next Dental Visit After COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 7:55 pm

Your Lehigh Valley dentist keeps this office germ-free in COVID-19The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the definition of “normal” for many aspects of our lives. Even your next dental appointment will look very different than any you’ve had before! In order to keep you safe from the coronavirus while providing the dental care you need, your dentist has established a variety of new dental safety and infection control protocols. Read on to find out what you can expect before, during, and after your next visit with your Lehigh Valley dentist.

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4 Sanitation Methods Your Dentist is Using During COVID-19

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 5:30 pm

dental assistant disinfecting a surface Due to the emergence of COVID-19, dental practices across the country are establishing new sanitation and disinfection protocols to keep their patients safe. Your dentist in Lehigh Valley has implemented dozens of precautionary measures in an effort to stop the spread of the virus throughout the community and keep staff healthy. Read on to learn four sanitation protocols that your dentist has put into place so you can enjoy peace of mind at your next appointment. (more…)

5 Foods and Beverages That Can Cause Dental Emergencies

April 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 3:12 pm

Woman holding soda and doing “stop” sign with other handAt the moment, due to the COVID-19 situation, many dentists are only accepting emergency appointments. Of course, dealing with a toothache or another dental crisis is one of the last things you want to do during such a pandemic, so it’s a good idea to take multiple steps at home to try and prevent such oral health issues from occurring in the first place. A good way to do that is to pay close attention to your own diet and start distancing yourself from any foods or beverages that carry a high risk of hurting your teeth. Here are just 5 examples of snacks and drinks to stay away from when the safety of your smile is a concern.

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