Oral Health and Covid 19

Dental Office Open During Covid

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

-Helen Keller

Family Dental Centre is Open for Service

Family Dental Centre has received clearance to open for service from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons. At this time, please read our safety protocols below and schedule an appointment by phone or email.

In addition, we are supporting virtual office appointments and emergency patients.

To ensure everyone’s safety for current times and in the future, here’s a quick update on how we are responding at our dental office.

Dr. Johal and staff have all been fitted for N95 masks, respirator masks, and visors. All staff will be wearing disposable medical isolation gowns and hospital grade personal protection equipment. We have always prided ourselves with the most up to date protocols when it came to universal asepsis control and sterilization. We are taking extra measures to ensure not only our patients’ safety, but our own and our families. So rest assured you are in good hands.

We are going above and beyond what’s required by protocol for our patients and staff. IQAir is a Swiss company specializing in technology solutions that help protect people from airborne pollutants. Dr. Johal has installed this air purifying system to eliminate airborne pathogens and filter the air in the office. It produces the highest medical grade filtration in the world. Additional suction has been integrated to grab airborne pathogens during all procedures.

Appointments will be scheduled accordingly to ensure that there is no traffic in our hallways or waiting room. We are thinking of our patients and community and have all of our patients’ dental needs at the forefront of our planning. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Can’t wait to see you at your next appointment!! 🙂

Please feel free to contact our office with any concerns you may have. We are here for you—and will continue to answer the phones and emails.

At-Home Best Practices

While some dental offices across the nation are still temporarily closed for the safety of our community and patients, we have put together a list of best practices at home. 

1. Keep Oral Cavity Clean – bleeding gums are a sign of a possible systemic inflammatory issue. The oral cavity and whole body connection has been researched and proven. There is evidence between gut and mouth, mind and mouth, heart and mouth, fertility and mouth, and sleep and mouth.

2. Breath Through Your Nose – Our nasal passage ways filter the air for us, but most importantly, it releases nitric oxide. This is extremely important right now because nitric oxide helps our immunity by destroying virus, bacteria, and parasitic organisms.

3. Increase Your Immunity – Nutritious foods, adequate sleep, vitamin D3 and nitric oxide are a few of the foundational elements to supporting your immune system. Weather permitting, make sure you step outside of your home for at least 15 minutes of sunshine per day—while maintaining proper social distancing.

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