Dental essential service

Why Dental is an Essential Service

As dental offices throughout the country begin to open again, we are proud to say that we have finally resumed business. We know how important dental health and oral hygiene is, especially during this time when it is so essential to stay healthy.

We understand that many patients may have had to postpone any non-essential dental treatments they needed during quarantine, and we know it may have been difficult to go without dental care during these past few months. We are so happy to have you back and we are doing our part every day to protect your health and safety in our office. 

Personal Health & Oral Hygiene 

Our team is excited to start working with patients again and helping those who may have been unable to come in for regular cleanings and appointments during the quarantine. Although dental was not deemed an essential service during the shutdown, your oral health is our top priority. Dental care plays a major role in your overall health and well being. 

In fact, poor oral health can affect your overall physical health. Although we were only able to see emergency cases during the quarantine, there are many dental conditions that are considered non-emergencies, which can dramatically affect patient health and well being.

Conditions such as gingivitis can become gum disease, untreated cavities can become root canals, and a lack of oral hygiene and regular deep cleanings can cause more serious problems for many patients. 

According to the American Dental Association: “Several studies link chronic inflammation from periodontitis with the development of cardiovascular problems. Some evidence suggests that oral bacteria may be linked to heart disease, arterial blockages, and stroke.”(ADA, “Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body”

We trust that, during quarantine, you were able to maintain your daily oral health regime. We suggest brushing your teeth two or three times a day after meals and flossing at least once a day, in order to keep your teeth clean and free of plaque. 

However, now, with restrictions partially lifted, it is an excellent time to visit our clinic. Many people are already priding themselves on staying healthy right now, with an increase in physical activity, improved diet and lifestyle changes as well as spring cleaning for a fresh new start. It’s a great idea to take the same approach to your oral health and schedule an appointment with our team. 

A Clean, Safe Environment

We offer a clean and safe clinical environment for our patients, so you can feel confident about your appointment. Our patients’ safety is essential and our office is following all of the current guidelines in place. Our office is treated with a professional-grade standard of cleanliness and everything is deeply sanitized after each visit. 

Appointments will have to be spaced a little further apart in order to maintain a clean practice and perform the required sanitization after each appointment.

Our team will also be in personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves to protect both our patients and ourselves. It is also important to self assess before your visit to keep yourself and others safe.  

Schedule your Dental Appointment 

Those who have had existing appointments canceled will be a priority. Our recommendation is to get things addressed as soon as possible, we want everyone who requires dental care to book an appointment and follow up right away. 

Dental care is not only for emergencies, it is also a regular part of staying healthy. It will be nice to get back into a regular routine and do something for yourself and your oral health. Navigating this time of uncertainty can take a toll on your body and mind.

Do not hesitate to give us a call, we are available to answer your questions, emails, and messages. We have made changes at the clinic in order to protect our patients and staff so you can feel safe and confident during your visit. 

Contact Lawson Family Dental 

Whether it is a cleaning, screening, or general consultation, we are here to help you and will fit you in for an appointment. If you had an appointment previously scheduled, which was affected by the COVID-19 restrictions, we will do our best to prioritize you and book you in as soon as possible.  

At Lawson Family Dental our team is committed to your dental health during these times. If you would like to book an appointment, do not hesitate to call us at 515-278-4366 or schedule an appointment with our team.

Do You Have An Uneven Smile?

Dr. Lawson and our team want to help you enjoy a more even and healthy smile. To learn more about our clear and esthetically-pleasing orthodontic solutions, schedule a consultation by:

calling our dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.

We also serve residents of Waukee, Grimes, Johnston, and Clive, IA.

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