While COVID has changed so much in our daily lives, visiting your dentist in Fort Lauderdale really has not changed that much. Because the dental field has always employed meticulous infection control measures, it was not much of an upheaval to adopt added COVID-19 measures. “Dentists have been very aware of cross-contamination and infection control,” says Leonardo Marchini, DDS, an associate professor at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. “Dental care has not been a hotspot for COVID-19 at all." Dr. Michele Neuburger, Dental Officer for the Center of Disease Control and COVID-19 Response Team, stated “There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 transmitted in a dental office so far. And that includes follow-up by the CDC of false news reports suggesting such infections.”
What changes will you see?
Is it safe? Should I get my dental cleaning and exam?
Yes, because we have always made infection control a top priority, you are safe during your dental visit. Our staff has always thoroughly cleaned and sanitized each room after each patient. See what Good Morning America's Dr. Jennifer Ashton says about visiting the dentist during COVID (answer is at 1:40). "The American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control have said dental care IS considered essential healthcare. Dentists have been taking extreme precautions way before coronavirus pandemic. You should NOT delay dental care...."
Cleanings actually help bolster your immune system. Not only is it safe to go to the dentist, but it's actually critical to your immune system, says Dr. Gerry Curatola, a dental surgeon with Rejuvenation Dentistry in New York. "The most important defense against COVID-19 is your immune system, and studies have shown that an unhealthy mouth seriously compromises it, actually putting you more at risk."
Remember, regular dental exam and cleanings by your Fort Lauderdale dentist are an essential part of your overall heath. Be sure to call our office at 954-928-1666 to schedule your dental check up today. We are conveniently located at 2480 E. Commercial Boulevard. The doctors and staff at Excellence in Dentistry will make sure your visit is safe for everyone involved. Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle are here for all of your dental needs.