Added Safety Standards for Infection Control [How We’re Keeping You and Your Family Healthy!]
To our Fayetteville patient community – We hope this post finds you and your family safe and healthy.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve been cleared to reopen our doors, and are accepting appointments again!
We’ve missed your smiling faces, and are looking forward to seeing you soon.
As we welcome you back into our office, we want you to feel comfortable and confident that we’re committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19, even after quarantine restrictions have been lifted.
Our number one priority has always been and will continue to be the health and safety of our patients, staff members, and our community in Fayetteville.
In addition to our already stringent health and cleanliness standards, we’re implementing added safety standards for infection control.
When you come in for your first appointment, things may look a bit different.
Read on to learn how we’re keeping everyone safe.
Scheduling your appointment
Missed an appointment during our closure? Now is the time to reschedule!
We have resumed normal business hours and are happy to book you an appointment for all our services.
- Comprehensive dental hygiene and exams
- Children’s dentistry
- Emergency dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers
- Restorative dentistry, such as root canals and fillings
- And more!
With so many patients behind on their dental care appointments, we anticipate a high demand.
To prioritize care for those who need it most, you may not get an appointment right away.
Rest assured, we’re doing everything we can to fit everyone in, while still maintaining a safe environment.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we adjust.
The day of your appointment
Preparing for your appointment
As part of our added safety standards for infection control, we ask that you please wear a face mask for your appointment.
If you don’t have a face mask, we will provide you with one. Our staff members will be wearing them too.
Please come alone to your appointment.
This will limit the number of people in our office and reduce the risk of exposure. Exceptions include caregivers and adults accompanying a patient who is a minor.
If you or anyone in your family is experiencing any flu-like symptoms, we ask that you please call us to reschedule.
We’re flexible in these cases, as our number one priority is keeping everyone safe. Please don’t come to the office if you have any doubts about your health.
Arriving at our office
Our waiting room is closed to limit contact with other patients.
When you arrive, we ask you to remain in your car. Call our front desk to check-in and let us know you’ve arrived.
We’ll call you when the operatory is available and ready for you.
Entering the office
Before you enter the building, someone from our team will take your temperature.
Each patient will be asked to rinse with a special mouthwash before we start work.
Be proactive in your oral health care
If for some reason you can’t get in to visit us right away, there are still plenty of things you can do at home to keep your smile healthy.
Here are six quick tips from our team at Carolina Comfort Dental:
1. Eat wholesome, nutritious, and well-balanced meals
Making healthy eating a daily habit is a great way to boost your immune system and keep your whole body operating at its best.
Crunchy fruits and vegetables are particularly great for your teeth, as they are packed with beneficial fiber and nutrients. The extra chewing also keeps your jaw moving and active.
Your smile will stay healthy and strong for years to come!
2. Limit sugary and acidic foods
Too much sugar in your diet is detrimental to your health for many reasons, but it’s especially bad for your teeth.
Sugar converts to acid in the mouth, which can erode your enamel. The same is true for acidic foods such as some fruits, teas, and coffee.
Sugar also feeds the harmful bacteria that lead to cavities and gum disease.
You don’t have to cut sugar out altogether – just be mindful and enjoy your favorite treats in moderation.
3. Stay on top of your oral hygiene
You know the drill:
Brush twice a day and floss once a day, at a minimum.
4. Drink plenty of water
Staying hydrated is critical for your whole health.
Water also helps wash away bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
5. Swap out your old toothbrush
When was the last time you changed your toothbrush?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a new one every three to four months…Opens in a new window to CDC toothbrush handling guide….
Even better, consider investing in an electric version.
6. Don’t forget to have fun!
We get it – Taking care of your teeth isn’t always the most exciting activity (yes, even for dental nerds like us!).
Find ways to make it a fun habit, whether it’s turning on your favorite song while you brush or trying a new flavor of toothpaste (mint mojito…Opens in a new window to an article from Real Simple about fun toothpaste flavors…, anyone?).
We’ll see you again soon!
If you have any questions about our added safety standards for infection control, please give us a call anytime. Our friendly team is happy to help you out.
Ready to see us? Need to reschedule a missed appointment? We’re here for you!
Or contact us via one of these other convenient means:
In the meantime, be proactive in caring for your oral health. Take extra care of your smile until we can see you again.
We proudly serve Fayetteville, NC, and surrounding communities in Hope Mills, Fort Bragg, Sanford, Lumberton, Spring Lake, Raeford, and Southern Pines.