Your well-being is important to your dentists. That is why infection control procedures are being implemented to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.The CDC and American Dental Association recommendations include thorough examination of the examining rooms, dental chairs, lights, drawer handles, and counter tops.Everything should be cleaned and disinfected. Non-disposable tools should be sanitized in between patients. All dental staff will use appropriate PPE.All of these are being implemented to ensure everyone's health and safety while being treated for oral issues.
Dentistry in the Age of
B L O G | S U N R I S E D E N T I S T R Y
There is no doubt the COVID-19 virus
has changed the world forever. It has
transformed the way we work, shop,
socialize, eat, and our health care.
Dentistry is certainly not an
The truth of the matter is that viruses
have always existed. Some are minor
nuisances, while others can be deadly
It is not often that a virus shows up
and changes the way we think about
personal hygiene, sterilization, and
As a holistic dental office, one of our
main focuses is the importance of
maintaining a healthy diet to protect
your overall health.
Plenty of vegetables and fruits that
are high in immune-boosting
vitamins can be your first line of
defense in fighting off viruses when
they arrive. We encourage all of you
to build your immunity by taking care
of your body.
Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly,
increase your intake of vitamins,
especially A, C, D, selenium, and zinc.
Maintain healthy social connections
with your friends and family through
any number of options, including
phone and video chat. Also, do your
best to maintain whatever spiritual
practices you have, so your emotional
and mental health are also supported.
While having a healthy immune
system can be our superpower, even
Superman is vulnerable to kryptonite,
so it is important that we take
additional measures to help protect
our immune system and those of
others. It is also important to know
that just because we have a strong
immune system does not mean that
we are not vulnerable.
Even if we carry a virus and
experience a mild illness, someone
who is at a high risk, such as those
with immune disorders, issues with
the heart or lungs, and diabetes can
be exposed through you, and the
resulting outcome could be
So, yes, just like how dentistry
changed when H.I.V./AIDS
became the virus to dread, COVID-
19 has changed the industry once
again due to its highly contagious
Pre-H.I.V./AIDS dental providers