As you know, here at Gaskell Avenue Dental Practice your oral health is our top priority. We always collaborate with our patients to help them work towards excellent mouth health and, even during these unprecedented times, that is still our priority.
As you may already know, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are currently unable to see patients for anything other than emergency dental care. While we can’t see you for your routine dental check ups or hygiene appointments until further notice, you can still keep your own oral health in great condition in the meantime.
Home care regime
Your home regime is more important now than ever! As we don’t know for sure how long it will be before we can offer routine appointments again, your effort is now vital. Make sure you are brushing your teeth, with a fluoride toothpaste, for two minutes twice a day. And don’t forget to floss at least once a day – you know how much we love flossing!
Oral health and coronavirus symptoms
As we always suggest with any sickness, if you display signs of coronavirus, such as fever, a cough, or flu-like symptoms, remember to change your toothbrush once you feel better. We advise stocking up to ensure you have a spare manual toothbrush and/or electric brush heads – Amazon are still delivering these!
While you are displaying symptoms, you should be using a separate bathroom to other members of your household to avoid the risk of spreading the virus. If this is not possible, we do suggest keeping your toothbrush away from others in the house to avoid the risk of germ spread. Not enough is known about coronavirus yet so we don’t know how long it can stay on surfaces for, so it is vital to take these extra precautions.
We want to see clean, healthy and happy smiles when we open our doors again so please stay safe, stay well, and stay home. We miss you already!