The COVID-19 pandemic has altered almost everything around us- how we live, how we go out, how we interact with others, etc. For many people, the pandemic also means delays in dental visits and oral care. When people are hesitant to visit dentists for their biannual dental checkups, preventive care, or for treating their dental issues, this can cause more harm. Delaying dental treatments often can lead to a more critical dental problem. Those dental issues that might have earlier required a minor treatment in a dental office might have got worse, requiring more advanced procedures and treatment. Besides, various studies have found that people having periodontal issues are 8.8 times more likely to get affected by the Coronavirus. Hence, it is vital to take utmost care of your teeth at home and have timely dental treatments to guard yourself against the risk of various diseases.
COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us concerned about going out of our homes. However, it is still critical not to skip your visits to your dentist for biannual dental checkups, teeth cleanings, and dental treatments. Dental visits help people maintain their oral health and defend their teeth from tooth decay and cavities. A dental visit also makes it easy to detect oral health issues in their initial stages, thus preventing them from becoming severe, requiring more extensive restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Your dentists at Larsen Dental Care recommend our patients continue to schedule their regular bi-annual tooth cleanings and dental examinations to maintain optimum dental health. Furthermore, it is advisable to strictly adhere to the best at-home dental care practices and oral hygiene routine to keep the risk of dental diseases at bay.
Take proper care of your teeth and gums at home by following these practices:
At Larsen Dental Care, our dentist, hygienist, dental assistants and all of our staff, offer safe and protective dental care to our patients and visitors. We take utmost care to protect your dental and overall health. Call us at (208) 233-7007 or schedule an appointment online.