Safety updates for future dental office visits
Dental offices that are reopening and/or continuing to serve patients have made changes and implemented extra measures to ensure the safety, health and comfort of their patients and staff. If you need to make an appointment or seek dental care, here are some changes you should anticipate during your next office visit.
Therapy dogs in dental offices
Therapy dogs have long been used to help people, including veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and hospital patients who need morale boosts. But a furry, friendly face can also have a calming effect on patients who get nervous in the dental chair.
Keep an emergency kit handy for dental injuries
As always, with more fun in the sun comes more risk for dental injuries. It’s important to keep dental emergency information, such as dental benefits and dentist phone numbers, handy for yourself and childcare providers in case you experience summer tooth trauma.