Sep 16 2020

Oral Consequences of COVID

September 16th, 2020 | Posted By: Jill Decker | Posted in News

COVID Consequences

What a whirlwind the past six months have been! As society has been forced to navigate change and adapt to what’s different, we’d like to share some of the dental observations we’ve made since reopening our offices.

Perhaps due to an upset in routine, our patients are generally lacking in their oral hygiene effort. Of course there are exceptions to this, but it seems many families have so many things on their plates that brushing and flossing might be taking a back seat to other concerns. As a result we have seen an increase in sore, bleeding gums and more extensive cavities among our patients.  What might have been small beginnings of cavities only 6 months ago have often progressed to larger cavities that require more extensive treatment.

We know everyone’s routine such as work, school, socializing, diet and dental appointments has been disrupted and frankly it seems everyone is doing quite well, considering! Please do your best to monitor your child’s brushing, flossing and diet and try to maintain their regular preventive care appointments in our office. We promise we are putting forth our best effort at YDFC to keep kids on track dentally, to avoid dental problems. The last thing we want is for serious cavity complications, such as pain and infection, to sneak up on our patients.

We are here for you when you need us and look forward to seeing your wonderful smiles (under those masks!) again!

Dr. Jill