A good smile can brighten up the room. People who frequently smile are perceived to be more in control, at ease and attractive than those who don’t (Lau, 1982). However, a genuine smile may do more than just improve your appearance. New research has found a strong connection between smiling and your general health and well-being. So, if you are reluctant to smile due to self consciousness or embarrassment over your smile, it can be hurting more than social life. It may be affecting your overall well being.
3/17/2020 To our patients: In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the American Dental Association recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next few weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would […]
About ten percent of all adults in America are believed to have some level of dental phobia. The stress caused by the sights, smells, and sounds of a dental office may cause more anxiety for some patients than they can handle. In fact, of all the phobias, dental anxiety is considered to be one of […]
In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the American Dental Association recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next few weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.
Our office will be open Tuesday March 17th but will have limited hours for the next few weeks (3/17/2020 - 3/29/2020) due to the current situation with COVID-19. We will be available only for the treatment of certain emergencies.
Our office will continue to contact our patients with existing appointments to determine if an emergency exists or we should reschedule for a later time.
If you have an appointment with us and answer yes to any of the following questions, please contact our office to reschedule.
1. In the past 2 weeks, have you travelled overseas, or visited a community with a COVID-19 infection?
2. In the past 2 weeks, Have you come into contact with anyone who has travelled overseas or from a community with a COVID-19 infection?
3. In the past 2 weeks have you come into contact with anyone with flu-like symptoms or diagnosed with COVID-19?
4. In the past 2 weeks have you had a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, body aches, or diarrhea?
5. Have you recently participated in any gatherings, meetings, or had close contact with many unacquainted people?
If you checked yes to any of the questions, you may be at elevated risk for the COVID-19 infection. Please speak with a team member by phone only at 437-7333 to reschedule your appointment. We will not charge or penalize any cancellations if a COVID-19 risk is a concern but we do ask kindly that you inform us by phone only, with 24 hours notice. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times.
As always, your safety is our top priority.