During this difficult time, patient safety is our top priority. As of now, we are taking patients with dental emergencies and are helping patients reschedule their routine appointments and dental cleanings. Our Greenwood, Indiana team also wants to remind our patients to continue to take care of their teeth, as several dental problems may arise from stress. Patients who are stressed may be more prone to issues such as TMJ, mouth sores, and gum disease. Dr. Benjamin Stevens and his dental team are passionate about the health and safety of his patients. Here are some dental tips to remember:
Maintain Your Oral Health
Practicing social distancing or self-quarantining is a good time as any to take the opportunity to be especially meticulous with your home hygiene. Brush regularly with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush, floss, and use mouthwash every day. You can also try brushing after every meal, not just twice a day. Maintaining your oral health can also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It can also be tempting to snack on junk food when you’re bored at home. However, the processed sugars in these foods are one of the leading causes of tooth decay. Try to choose healthier snacks like fruits and cheese to keep your body and especially your teeth happy and healthy. It is also important to brush your teeth whether you’re eating candy or fruit because the sugar can cause tooth decay in both cases.
Receiving a Dental Emergency Consultation
Many people are afraid of a dental emergency during this time. While we are closed to routine appointments, we are still prepared to satisfy your emergency dentistry needs. If you are experiencing tooth pain or gum swelling, or if you suffer from facial trauma, contact our office and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Reschedule Your Dental Appointment
Call if you have a dental emergency. You can also contact our office at (317) 886-4512 or schedule an appointment on our website if you need to reschedule your dental cleaning. We look forward to seeing you for your future dental consultations.