In California, we’ve been relatively lucky when it comes to COVID-19, experiencing relatively few cases and even fewer deaths. That’s why we’re among the states that are opening now, which means that you’re now welcome to come to our office in Chula Vista for routine dental care. And now is a great time to do just that.
Going to the dentist was always one of the safer activities, even during the most dramatic expansion of COVID-19 cases. Dentists shut down primarily to provide emergency care so that they could relieve the pressure on hospital emergency departments, and free up needed supplies for the effort to treat COVID-19 cases.
And now that we are reopen to routine and elective care, we are taking even more careful steps to control infection. This makes the dentist one of the safest places you can go as the economy reopens.
Improve Your Overall Health
One key concern people have right now is making sure they are as healthy as possible so that if they do contract the novel coronavirus, they are in the best condition to fight it and survive with as few complications as possible.
Having good oral health is a great way to improve your overall health. An unhealthy mouth can be the starting place for many dangerous infections. Not only that, but the effort your immune system puts in fighting oral bacteria can diminish its response to new infections. Getting routine dental care can help you stay healthy.
Peace of Mind
If you miss your routine dental care, it’s common to start worrying about your oral health. That little tinge–is that a toothache? Is your filling still in place, or did it come out? Are your gums receding?
These potentially needless worries can build up in your mind, increasing your overall stress levels. Nobody needs more stress right now. Instead, it’s best to get your routine dental care and checkup so that you can feel confident about the state of your teeth. It’s just one less thing to worry about.
Head off Emergencies
But what if you do have oral health problems like cavities or gum disease? Then you can get them taken care of now. This lets you head off potential emergencies in the future, which might include toothache, major infections, or even tooth loss.
It’s best to deal with these situations before they become emergencies. Not only will you be taking care of them at a time when things are open and easier to navigate, you’ll be saving a significant amount of money. It’s a lot cheaper to deal with minor dental problems rather than let them turn into emergencies.
You’re Set for Six Months
Although things are opening up around the country, health officials have warned us that this may not be the end of shelter at home restrictions. Instead, we might see repeated waves of loosening then tightening restrictions.
If you get your routine dental care now, you won’t have to worry about needing it when you can’t get it. You can enjoy the next six months in security that your oral health is taken care of.