We are happy to announce that Darby Dental Smiles will be re-opening its doors on May 4 for all patient treatment. We would like to share with you the safety measures we have in place.
Since our time in Mechanicsburg, we have invested in our practice, our team, and our patient care with the mindset of having the most pristine, safe, and technologically advanced facility that dental healthcare has to offer. We always pride ourselves in going above and beyond what our regulatory agencies require. We prioritize health and safety for our team members, our patients, and our family members alike. Those efforts will not stop and our practice will continue to be on the cutting edge in the face of this challenge.
With the recent news and outbreak of COVID-19, it has become increasingly important to maintain proper disinfection, sterilization, and cleanliness in all aspects of our care. The great news is that we already exceed the requirements that have been asked for all healthcare providers and in usual fashion, we plan to implement even more ways to increase safety precautions.
The following are additional protocols we put in place that go above and beyond standard requirements and exceed the vast majority of healthcare facilities:
We ask that patients limit bringing family members to their appointments and allow only one parent to accompany their child for appointments.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 937.834.2252 or book an appointment online.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
The Team at Darby Dental Smiles
“Is my previously scheduled appointment still valid?”
Yes it is. Our team will be contacting each patient via our normal text confirmation system. Previously scheduled appointments will still be valid.
“What if I don’t feel comfortable coming in yet?”
We understand that we all have different risk factors. We’re here for you when you are ready.
“Can I get in sooner than my scheduled appointment?”
Yes you can. Many patients have had to put off non-emergency care for some time. Please call our team at 937.834.2252 or book an appointment online. We will be working hard to provide everyone care as soon as possible.
Our goal at Darby Dental Smiles is to help our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile through continuous education and stellar dental services. Here are some professional tips to help you achieve that goal!
Follow us on social media for more tips to a healthier smile or schedule a consultation with our dentists today!
With the changes in our daily lives because of COVID-19, it is easy to get out of your daily routines and let some important things go. During this time it is really important to focus on your mental and physical health, including good dental hygiene. Here are a few helpful dental routines to maintain during #StayHome.
1. Brush twice a day - morning and night
Plaque can be really damaging to your teeth and cause long term dental problems. By brushing twice a day, you can remove those plaque-causing bacteria and prevent tartar buildup. Tartar buildup is plaque that has hardened on the teeth and needs to be professionally removed by your hygienist. We will be able to take care of this once we can see you in our office for your routine dental hygiene visit. Brushing also helps prevent gum disease, which is essentially an infection of your gums.
If you are concerned with tartar buildup or are experiencing sore gums, painful chewing, bad breath that won't go away or sensitive teeth please, contact us to see if you need to be seen for a dental emergency.
2. Floss like a boss
We know flossing is not on your Top 10 favorite things to do every day - which is why so many people choose to skip this oral health necessity. But we know that flossing is incredibly important to ensure you are cleaning off buildup between your teeth where a brush just cannot reach. Flossing daily helps prevent gum disease and even fight off bad breath by removing trapped foot particles.
The best part - it only takes a minute to do.
3. Eat (and drink) a healthy diet
Those sugary and fattening foods put our oral and overall health at risk as does drinking coffee, sodas and those fruity cocktails. It is highly recommended to eat fruits, vegetable, lean meats, and nuts not only for your body, but for your mouth as well. We all love a drink from time to time but excessive consumption of alcohol or sugary drinks can really damage your teeth. It is best to limit these types of beverages. For healthier drink options and ones that won't discolor your teeth, drink water, tea, and milk.
In an effort to support national efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, our practice is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community:
We will contact you soon to reschedule routine hygiene appointments. If you are already scheduled for an urgent issue, we will contact you the day before your appointment to discuss your health status, health screening protocols and confirm whether the appointment should be kept. Of course, please call us right away if you have a dental emergency or need immediate care.
The safety and well-being of our patients continues to be our primary concern. We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 nationally and within our community and keep you up-to-date regarding our plans to reopen for business as usual.
I urge you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We can be reached by phone at (937) 834-2252 and will respond as soon as we can.
Darby Dental Smiles
Ensuring the safety of our patients and staff is our top priority.
Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we will only be taking appointments for emergency services.
We will see you all soon in a happy and healthy environment.
Dear Valued Patients,
Due to global concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to personally reach out and share the extra precautions Darby Dental Smiles is taking to keep our team and patients safe.
We are carefully monitoring the recommendations of governmental health agencies, such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health organizations, and we have further increased our stringent sanitation protocol. Here are some examples of what we are doing in addition to our normal preventative procedures:
At this time, Darby Dental Smiles will remain open to serve our patients, but we do ask that you help us in ensuring the safety of our team and others by:
Please know that we will always work to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. If for any reason anything changes in the future we will let you know.
Thank you for being a loyal patient and we look forward to your visit.
For more updated information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), please use the links below:
Hundreds of people in our community suffer from chronic facial pain such as headaches, earaches and jaw pain. A likely culprit to these aches and pains may be related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
The TMJ is a joint located on each side of the head right in front of the ears. The joints are made up of bones, discs, muscles and ligaments. The TMJ acts like a door’s hinge, opening and closing the mouth as well as lets the lower jaw move side to side and front to back.
While a dentist would need to perform an examination to officially diagnose TMJ disorder, here are some signs and symptoms that can indicate a TMJ disorder:
There are multiple factors that lead to TMJ disorder. Arthritis, jaw dislocation or injuries and a misaligned bite for example.
Dr. Kile can perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you have a TMJ disorder and how Darby Dental Smiles can help. Watch Dr. Kile explain what she is looking for during a TMJ exam.
Feel free to Connect with Us if you have any further questions about TMJ, or schedule your consultation today to take a step towards a TMJ pain-free future.
As a healthcare professional that is dedicated to ensuring our patients overall health and wellness is a top priority, Dr. Kile wants you to know a few things about e-cigarettes:
Our team is trained and committed to explain the dangers of vaping to our patients when evidence of vaping is found during an examination, especially in young adults and teens.
If you are a smoker or vapor, stay on top of your oral health by scheduling regular dental checkups. Schedule your next appointment today!
If you wish to quit smoking or vaping there are many resources available.
Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints among dental patients in the United States. Sensitivity is caused by the movement of fluid within tiny tunnels located in the layer of tissue found under the protective enamel - providing a pathway to the nerve. Whether the tooth enamel is worn down or due to receding gums, those tunnels can be left exposed
There are many factors to be aware of that can cause sensitivity. Some examples are:
There are many daily opportunities to fight tooth decay. Through brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and even changing diet habits you can lower the chances of growing tooth sensitivity.
Our dentists are essential in both protecting teeth and restoring those that have already sustained damage. From desensitizing gels and pastes to sealants and filling materials, we can help reduce tooth sensitivity.
Contact us today to see how we can help you combat tooth sensitivity.
Darby Dental Smiles
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