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Office Updates

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

Learning New Things That Could Be Dangerous to Your Oral Health

Posted on 11/15/2019 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
Learning New Things That Could Be Dangerous to Your Oral HealthOur office would like to share some new trends that are affecting patient's mouths. Whenever something new is popping up our office is here to help you read between the lines that at times, can seem blurry.

It is our intention to help you know what information is safe, and which is not, so you can best protect your mouth.

Using Electronic Nicotine Devices

With the growing trend of nicotine delivery devices hitting the market each and every month it can be easy to view it as safer. Our dental office and others are already seeing the damage done by vaping. When you smoke a vaporizer the nicotine content is much lower than a cigarette, however, the average e-juice holder on a vaporizer holds anywhere from the equivalent of two to four packs of cigarettes.

The key ingredients in a vaporizer are deposited on your teeth. One specifically called vegetable glycerol. Once there it retains bacteria that immediately starts going to work on your teeth. The sweet-tasting flavors are very acidic. If you are intent on quitting, stick to the gum. It may not look as “cool” or taste good, but gum removes old food and chunks from your teeth.

DIY Tips Should Never Come from Social Media Outlets

There are several social media outlets that seem to always have some type of new fad on dental hygiene, but these should be avoided in nearly all circumstances. If the social media feeds are telling you that you need to do anything other than brushing, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, and seeing us to care for your teeth, be leery. There are few other things you need to do regularly to keep your teeth clean and healthy.

Use common sense and avoid any random stranger's form of advice on how to care for your teeth. Instead, turn to the professionals in our office to find out what is totally safe for you and your mouth.

We hope these are beneficial. If you have any further questions or have issues from the material above. Call today, we are here to assist your oral care.

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