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!
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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.
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