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How Blue Coast Dental Ensures Your Safety

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The top priority for the dentists and team members at Blue Coast Dental is making sure that all patients receive their care in a safe and comfortable environment. As a result of COVID-19 continuing to impact our day-to-day lives, we’ve made it a priority to include many advanced safety protocols into our office.

We take infection control seriously, which is why we not only follow all guidelines required by the American Dental Association, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but we’ve gone above and beyond by installing our own air filtration devices in every room. You’ll also find that we perform routine temperature checks, enforce strict social distancing, provide additional personal protective equipment, and assign thorough, daily infection control and sanitation practices to one of our team members.

With this in mind, there’s no reason not to maintain your routine dental exams and cleanings, especially during the current pandemic. As you’ll soon learn, keeping conditions like gum disease to an absolute minimum help you avoid more than just gum sensitivity and tooth loss.

Recent Study: Gum Disease and
COVID-19 Linked?

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Gum disease is bad enough on its own to warrant routine brushing, flossing, and regular exams and cleanings from our dentists. However, a recent study suggests that having gum disease can also exacerbate symptoms of COVID-19.

According to Dr. Shervin Molayem, who conducted research that was published in the California Dental Association Journal, COVID-19 showed more severe symptoms when gum disease was already present. This is likely due to the increased inflammation that stems specifically from infections like gum disease.

To keep the risk of gum disease low, the study notes that patients should brush twice a day and perform interproximal cleaning (flossing.) Of course, the only way to ensure a truly thorough cleaning and catch gum disease before it becomes severe is through professional exams and cleanings at our office.

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WhyDelaying Your Care Only
Sets You Up for Failure

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At the end of the day, routine care is just as much a part of any successful oral care regimen as brushing and flossing. After all, gum disease and tooth decay often don’t become noticeable until they’ve already started to damage your teeth and gums, sometimes permanently. The only way to stay ahead of these common conditions is with the eye of a trained professional.

Additionally, dental problems are a lot more expensive to treat once they have already developed. A routine cleaning is far more affordable than comprehensive gum therapy to stop an infection, customized restorations to cover teeth damaged by decay, or emergency dental visits that disrupt your day and have the potential to put a hole in your wallet.

At Blue Coast Dental, we look forward to serving you dentistry that is not only effective and comfortable, but safe for your entire family during the pandemic and beyond. Feel free to call our office today and we’ll help you get your whole family scheduled so you can keep dental disease at bay!

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