Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is important to maintaining a healthy smile and having great oral health. We always like to stress that your overall health starts with how you care for your mouth. Home care is just as important as routine cleanings and exams.

At every appointment we will provide patients with a individual plan to implement for the time in between each cleaning. Everyone is different in what they need to help with maintaining in their mouth. Talk to us at your appointment about how to maintain your oral health in between appointments.

 

Steps for the proper brushing technique:

 

 

For a Quick Reference on Home Care We Recommend:

  • Brushing Morning & Night with a soft bristle toothbrush or electric brush.
  • Flossing or Tooth picking daily.
  • Brushing your tongue daily.
  • Avoiding sugary & acidic foods/drinks which both aid in tooth decay.  This includes low PH waters, sports drinks, juices, sodas, sweet tea. If you are a candy or gum person we recommend anything with xylitol sugar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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©2019 American Dental Association

Keeping Ahead of COVID-19

Providing a safe environment for treatment and control for infectious disease is always a priority at Paul Stanovick DDS. Our expansive reception area and large outdoor deck provides space to easily support regulations surrounding social distancing. The treatment rooms provide an extra layer of protection as they are sanitized between each patient and provide clean air through air purifiers located in each room. We encourage that all patients schedule for their essential or ongoing treatment. Proactively treating your dental needs will benefit both your health and reduce the need for corrective treatment over time. We do ask that any high-risk patients postpone any elective dental treatment at this time. You will see some changes during your next appointment as we have added precautions to protect patients and staff. All patients will be asked to fill out a COVID-19 screening form as well as have their temperature taken. You will be asked to enter the building with use of facial protection and asked to wear it until you are in the treatment room. Hand sanitizer is also available throughout the whole building for your use. You may notice that our magazine and children’s books have been removed from the reception area as they are harder to disinfect. We have installed plexiglass around our front reception area for added distancing between front staff and patients waiting for appointments. Air purifiers have been placed in every operatory with two larger purifiers in the front and back of the office. We have provided face shields, lab jackets and barrier gowns for all clinical staff. Our hours of operation will still remain Monday -Friday 8am-5pm. We are trying our best to re-appoint patients that missed March 2020 & April 2020 dental appointments. We are looking forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about treatment and the safety precautions we are taking here at the practice. If you would like to make an appointment you can give us a call or text 804.781.1919. Thank you for your patience during these changing times and for your trust in us with taking care of your dental needs. Sincerely, Dr. Paul Stanovick, Dr. Brant Stanovick, and Staff.